Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Update

We've continued to home school while the School District got Frog's program, including his own room to work in, together. He has an amazing and wonderful one-to-one Para Educator who has been working with us at home and attending Frog's therapy sessions with his school OT, PT, and SLP. The transition is going better than any of us could have dreamed.

Today Frog was at school from 9am - 10:30. He worked one-to-one with his Para Educator then they joined a general ed first grade class (taught by an wonderful teacher who also happens to be an autism mom) for recess then snack and story time. He did some more one-to-one work with his Para then they joined the special ed class for a horse drawn wagon ride provided by a very special Principal and his horses.

Frog has come home from school this week giggling and re-enacting some of his day (running up and down the hall way like he did in the relay race in PE class) He seems especially motivated to be with the other kids. Such a different experience than the last time he was in school! We will continue to supplement the school program with work at home (Rapid Prompting, pre-reading stories, chores, imitation, Floortime). Hope to have some pictures soon :0)

5 comments:

Christine said...

Oh, I am so happy for you. And of course for frog. What a huge relief this must be for you. I hope things continue to go well and that you keep us updated when you have time.

Julie said...

I am so happy to hear that things are going well! I hope it continues! Everything you described happening for Frog sounds perfect!!

kyra said...

that is fantastic! it's what we hope to be moving toward here, a part time school experience that is POSITIVE!

rainbowmummy said...

I am so happy that this is going so well for you guys, yay!! Long may it continue. I am glad is he re-enacting the good, my Egg comes home and does all the bad, which is distressing, but it's getting better.

Yay there is a meeting in a few weeks. And Yay his dad managed to get a day off, nothing like a bit of support when you are trying to fake bravery, huh?

Eileen said...

This is great news!!! It sounds like a wonderful plan that seems to be working. Keep us updated!