The countdown has began.
In a few short...very very short weeks, my sweet boy will start school.
|Getting ready for his evaluation at the school!|
Those that know me are snickering now. That may have been a bit of an understatement.
But now I am preparing to send my guy out into the big world.
Luckily, for my sanity, our Josie is accompanying him. That sets my heart at ease.
And yet, as soon as I think about him being at school my heart starts beating fast. My pulse begins to race. I break out in a sweat.
Ladies and gentlemen: It is not pretty.
So, I took control of what I could.
And so began the process of Matthew's School Book.
It started as an idea to have all of his information at the school's fingertips. Being in a tiny school district, there have not been many children as "involved" as Matthew. I wanted to ensure they had all the information regrading his care.
So I began searching online. I downloaded files from here.
I obsessed over the placement of said forms. I obsessed over the appropriate tabs to have in the book.
This process started in December, and I am happy to report it is done.
I wanted to make sure it was cute as well as functional.
How could you resist a sweet face on the cover of a notebook?
This is how we organized it:
I started with a mess of forms, notebooks, tabs, and just pure chaos !
The I began printing forms, making my own forms, writing down any important information I could think of, and gathering said chaos into one big pile!
The tabs I included are:
- All About Me
- Schedule & Appointments
- Emergency Information
- School Information
The "All About Me" tab includes Matthew's general information. I included the things he likes, the things he doesn't like, how to calm him down when necessary, etc.
The "Medical" tab includes:
- an appointment log for doctor's appointments
- a seizure log to document incidents at the school
- medication log to be used for medications given at school that are not a part of the daily regimen
- medication list
- medication routine
- hospital information
- doctor directory
- shot records
- and a seizure plan
The "Diagnoses" tab simply lists his current diagnoses.
The "Schedule" tab includes a daily activity schedule as well as a monthly calendar.
The "Nutrition" tab includes information on how/when Matthew eats.
The "Personal" tab includes:
- transportation information
- home health information
- pharmacy information
- and previous/current therapy information
The "Emergency" tab includes:
- an emergency contact list
- an emergency checklist
- another copy of the seizure plan
The "School" tab includes:
- important school contacts
- school schedule
- health log for anything sickness, rash, etc that begins while at school
- a signed "consent to care"
- and a signed "consent to pick-up"
In the "Misc" tab, the only information included pertains to his adaptive equipment. I'm sure this tab while fill up more as the school year progresses.
I know he will do so well and have so much fun in school.
I know this will benefit him in so many ways
Did I mention, I am so
At any rate, Matthew will be the most handsome and well prepared guy there!