Nervous about the new school year
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|Tue, 08-10-2010 - 4:42pm|
My DD will be starting 2nd grade on Sept 7th. She is very excited about starting a new school year and can't wait to get back to her friends. (She's UBER social!) She was diagnosed with SPD after a difficult start to 1st grade and talk of ADHD as well as concern about her BMI. Long story short, we stumbled on a diagnosis of SPD quite by accident and it was like a ray of light came down and answered all of our questions.
She really is a different kiddo from a year ago...so WHY AM I TERRIFIED FOR HER TO STAR SCHOOL AGAIN?
I've been realizing these past few days that I'm really nervous for her to go back to school. We won't know her teacher until back to school night on Sept 3rd so I've been putting together a packet of information for her.(We also have a 504 plan so I know we've got good communication with the school)
But the thought of "breaking in a new teacher" just exhausts me.
Last Sept (before diagnosis) we were getting several phone calls a week about DD's behaviors. I know that we have a lot of those things figured out, but I'm just dreading getting phone calls this year.
We've been working on table work this week and I still notice that she really struggles to focus on the work in front of her. One of the things her OT said to try was chewing gum or using sour spray...but I'm not sure if the teacher will allow that in the class.
Any advice on getting a smooth start to the school year?
Anyone else feeling uneasy about starting new schedules?