Monday, 23 July 2007

All green

The third review, last week, was mixed. On the balance board all the measures were in the green at last - although there is still a high level of inconsistency in the scores. And there was actually little overall improvement noted. However, son had been ill earlier in the week and still wasn't quite over it, which might have affected things a little. So the exercises we've received this time aren't too different from the ones we had before. They are also talking in terms of a 2-year programme rather than 1 year, as at the start, which is rather daunting, but at least proves (since all payment was up front) their commitment to do their best by son.

On a brighter note we just might be seeing some changes on the behaviour front. At school they seem happier with him. He appears more settled, more content, less frustrated and confused. Although he still needs adult supervision to get him started on tasks, he doesn't drift off-task the moment the adult walks away. And - most importantly to me - he seems to be getting on better in the playground.

Of course this can be ascribed to different things. He's growing up. In the summer term he knows his class teacher and her routines better. The Head Teacher had intervened to sort out some of the playground issues. So perhaps the test will be in September, with a new teacher and new routines. If he can cope with these and keep calm and happy in the playground, I shall really begin to feel we're making progress.

Many thanks to all of you who have sent encouraging words; it really helps. So I'll finish be sending my very best wishes to you and your children.


Kate said...

Still waving enthusiastically from the sidelines, Helen. It's quite something that they've extended the programme for no extra fee.

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen your son has done well even though there is inconsistancy in the results. His illness may well have had an effect on his scores this time around. A lot of children have a backward step on their 3rd Leila for one she went all in the red, so he is actually doig well, he is still in the green and he will build on that.
Why do they think it will take 2 years for him Helen?. Leila had many problems and she took 18 months, Just interested to know keep up the good work and you will see more results to come. Ellie XXX

Helen said...

Hi Ellie
Thanks for this. I didn't know that.
Hope Leila is still doing well. I only mentioned "two years" because when we had the in itial assessment I was told that the programme lasted about 1 year. But at our last visit the member of staff there said that the programme would go on until son stopped improving - which might be up to two years. It wasn't (I don't think) a specific comment about son's lack of progress.