Friday, January 8, 2010

School Update

Brayden has been back at school this week after a long winter break.

He did great transitioning back but by Wednesday he was tired and incredibly grouchy, bordering on inconsolable.

This week we had a school meeting...we do every month. The teacher comes to the house to review the IEP (goals for school), make changes and just to update things happening at school and/or home.

Let me just say that it is a HUGE and I mean HUGE accomplishment for Brayden (and us) to send him to school and even on a BUS! He has been doing great and by great I mean that he is not fussing on the bus or school. He has been content, meaning he sits there without compliant.

Brayden gets occupational, physical, vision and now speech (not for talking) therapy. While he seems to tolerate everyone, the consensus it that he does not seem to be connecting. He is there but not there. The teacher wants to find his "thing" that gets his attention, whether that is music, lights, a toys or whatever. Something to motivate him, that he likes.

I would like to know that too.


kirstenpetree said...

Wouldn't that be great to find his "thing", I often think if I could just get into Layne's little brain for 5 minutes I could know it all!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Just catching up on your blog! I think it is great that Brayden has been doing so well with going to school and riding the bus. That is a very big deal! I completely understand about wanting him to connect - finding that "thing" that makes him tick. Sometimes I really do wish we could read our kids minds. It does sound like he has a great teacher, who really wants what is best for him.

So sorry that you are not getting any clear answers from the docs about Brayden - SO frustrating! Knowing that God is in control is comforting for sure, but like you, I sometimes wish I could peek into the future.