Dear receiving SLP,
Hope you had a great summer.
I am writing to give you a heads up on a new student heading your way. His name is Christopher John Francis Boone (I could not find him in Infinite Campus yet… I think it is because he has two middle names and it may be reading it as a hyphenated last name?). He has been referred for behavior issues…something about possibly murdering his neighbor’s dog with a pitchfork…Since this is a “hot case” they are trying to meet quickly so you may have to squeeze this one in. There is no screening on file but the student may have previously worked with another therapist (Siobhan?) There is no report but I will tell you what I have heard so far; Student’s strengths include geography (identifying countries of the world and capital cities), math skills (knowledge of prime numbers) and retelling details from an event. Student can identify emotions pictures with 33% accuracy but cannot generalize these to actual classroom and community activities. Student has an aversion to loud noises (screaming) and does not like physical contact, he may exhibit some self-stim. (rolling into a ball).
Sorry for the short notice on this one but let me know what you think. What goals are you going to write to take into the meeting? Do you think he will be a speech language impaired student or possibly related service? Will you be providing services for this student? If so, where and how much? What will your sessions look like?
I know this will screw up your schedule but thanks for looking into this so quickly!