School starts on Monday for my boys. The summer went by too fast, as usual.
Brian's regular ed teacher has been amazing at scheduling a bunch of times for us to come in before school started for Brian to get acclimated to the new school and new room.
Throughout our visits I was told by his teacher, the principal, an ed tech, and the speech therapist how well Brian was doing. They were all amazed at his gains over the summer. Here, I didn't really think there was a huge gain, but I also am with him every day. Sometimes you don't notice the small gradual changes unless you are away for a while.
Hearing everyone tell me this made me feel extremely proud. I have been working hard this summer. We started a Handwriting Without Tears program and did some TouchMath. I made social stories and games to work on answering questions. We did a lot of outings. We played games using sight words. We used a calendar regularly. We read books over and over again. I sat through a lot of tantrums.
But most of all I never give up on him and I believe with every fiber of my being that he can learn anything, if I just find the right way to teach it.
Last year wasn't the greatest education-wise and I'm hoping it won't be a repeat of that. We have a new ed tech, new special ed teacher, and continuing with our private SLP & OT out of school. I am hoping these changes will make a difference.
Back to school, here we come.