Post by mightymaude on Dec 18, 2018 21:16:25 GMT -5
DD stinks at school. She can math well above her grade level (unless it involves words) , and read (mostly), and explain what she read, and learn a million things about science and social studies, but the school part of school sucks. I am still waiting for our ASD diagnosis instead of just "unspecified anxiety disorder".
The AW is both an AW and a "crap, we should fix this". Damn if she can't exude practical solutions to problems while also implying that those who couldn't come up with it are protozoan.
We received the assistive technology communication device for Pip yesterday. Supposedly they have been using it as an App on an iPad for a while in school but Pip still tries to play with it like a toy (pushing random "buttons" over and over again). I'm hoping that we can get him using it correctly sooner than later.
Dh has finally agreed to let me pull Pip out of school. He's been holding out and hoping the school district would work with us but he has finally acknowledged the futility in that.
DD had her dance recital last week. She was an angel in the Nutcracker. I was a bit worried because this is the first year her class is onstage without helpers. At the rehearsal, I could hear the teacher telling the helper to be ready in case DD needed help. But she did really well! She did all the moves, and projected the correct emotions (smiling when their hands were folded, serious with other moves). She was very proud, told her K teacher that an angel was more important than a baby mouse (last years role).
She did cry afterward because she thought we weren’t going to pick her up, but you can’t win them all!
Bonus pic from rehearsal (didn’t take any after the recital due to tears):
Post by mightymaude on Dec 21, 2018 13:09:29 GMT -5
DS (10.5, undiagnosed, but a functioning extremely quirky kid) has a friend with HFA who also has a NT little sister. Today I sent him out to the playground with DD, who resists playing with all other kids, and told him to pick up friend plus little sister on the way.
DD had so much fun that when they came to check in at 12:30, and DS decided to stay for lunch, DD begged to go back out to play with "little sister" BY HERSELF. She went back out for another 20 min, came home for lunch, and now all 4 kids are playing in our yard. This is a huge success for DD. I am sad that we are heading out tomorrow-Wed for holiday crap.
DS's class went on a three-day two-night field trip to a retreat center. Apparently it was quite the ordeal. There were kids getting sick right and left (and then the parents weren't responding to come get them- it was 3 hours away!!), kids getting into trouble, high needs ASD kids without adequate support up all night and parents not responding to repeated calls to come get them or assist, and apparently a bunch of kids who came without appropriate winter gear, so staff was running to nearby towns to buy scarves and gloves and boots.
DS is my rule boy, and I'm forever grateful for that. He told me about all his friends who almost got sent home for bad behavior, some of whom were in his dorm room. I'm very proud of him for not following their lead. He also did the high ropes course (OMG- it was HIGH), which blew away the teachers and chaperones, because apparently only a small percentage of the kids could do it. One nice chaperone even recorded it so I could see.
Not all was jolly for DS- on the last day he puked repeatedly. I got called to make the 3-hour drive to come get him, because they couldn't put him on the bus puking. Our school's MSW stepped in and agreed to drive him home in her car, with a bucket (thank god he didn't puke again in the car). I gave her an extra Amazon gift card this morning!
miranda- that trip sounds terrible for those poor adults chaperoning all the puking kids and all the kids that were sick.
DS is doing pretty good. We have been attempting to leave him home for 10 minutes by himself and teaching him to use the phone/ independence. His handwriting is very slowly improving. He has been keeping his hands to himself since the major issue he had early fall.