At Gabe's school
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|Tue, 02-23-2010 - 7:18pm|
Gabe is having a hard time in school. His teacher thinks it's because of all the snow days we had. Could be, but he has been back in school for almost two weeks now. He should be back to himself by now, but then again...maybe not. He was doing rather well. So I decided to go to his school and sit in on a class. I was rather impressed. One of his biggest problems he does not sit at circle at all. His body flips around everywhere. Finally I sat down next to him and he attended rather well when I let him play with my hair. He even answered some questions about the story. Yay.
Gabe has an OT consult, but they aren't doing anything for him. He is required to sit so much at school and I can tell some of his problem is sensory related. He also sat and spun the garbage can lid at circle too! He did a little bit of circle pacing, but they stopped him. I think if they let him stim a little maybe he would do better and attend more. Or give him some sensory input...something anything.
I guess I should consult with the OT again. I did ask for a full psych/ed eval...so I could wait and see what happens with that. I also noticed that Gabe talked to other kids sometimes, but not like a normal child. He mostly talks at them. He talked two times during breakfast, and no one acknowledged him....not even the teacher. In the teachers defense she had another little boy that was having a hard time. And Gabe didn't direct what he was saying towards anyone. He just made some random comment.
I think I am going to go in again on Monday when he has speech and see how he does. He has a bad speech session on Monday too. He was stuck on the fact that he didn't get the game piece he wanted...and then wouldn't move on.
I don't want Gabe to struggle at school....but I almost feel relieved that they are seeing some of what I see. It makes me feel less crazy....and it's almost a "I told you so" type of feeling with me.
Thanks for letting me vent....sorry for the random thoughts...and comments....just needed to clear my head...and think about a plan.
On a happy note....we went to Tumble Town today...and Gabe and another little boy who has to be autistic too...played together. I work with the other little guys mom....They chased each other all around TT.....it was fun watching them.
Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.6 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane
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