Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PROGRESS!


I got a letter from Griffin's school yesterday... just as I was starting to wonder just WHAT they were going to do for him. I know several 'referrals' have been made to outside agencies... but they all take time... lots of time. Anyway, the letter... said that Griffin would be taken out of his class and be working with a Special Teacher for Perceptual Motor Programme, Reading and Writing. This will be every day for 2 1/2 hours except Fridays! I am really happy with that.
My ONLY concern is: just what does this teacher know about teaching a dyslexic kid? She has only been teaching literacy and the Reading Recovery Programme for a year. I suppose I shall have to ask. I am not giving up on the idea of taking Griffin to SPELD yet.
OH I must get that book (above) too.... the more WE know, the better off Griffin will be.
I don't have any plans today... expect to try and stay cool... and read some blogs. Yesterday I think I managed about 10! Awful of me!
ONWARD... today I woke up feeling......FLAT. Like....... I really don't have anything to do all day except housework, sewing (I hate the doll BTW).... and that's it. Bored. Depressed. Fat and ugly. Depressed cos I'm fat and ugly. So I decided... to try an experiment.
How long could I stay in my nightie?
I lasted until 12.15pm! Awesome! I have now had a shower, washed me hair and ... I'm thinking about drying and straightening it. THINKING about it that is..... and I'm out of me nightie! I'm in a dressing gown now. *SMILES*
End of.. a crap day. That is all. nite nite.

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like good news to me Chris. At last! Yeah, I'm back on the net at home!!

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  2. Good for you advocating for Griffin. I have also got a 'quirky' kid and I've got a huge library of books on his issues. I even lend them to the school so his teachers can learn about him!!

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  3. I still can't believe that neither school picked up on Griffin being dyslexic long before now. I remember ages ago suggesting it may be the problem. Fingers crossed he gets all the help he needs.

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  4. I know you'll be keeping an eye on Griffin. If he's happy with her and develops a love of reading fine. Sometimes these folk do have a key to the process. The important thing is that his spirit is not crushed by people or programmes that don't work for him.
    Ultimately it is only the love of parents that wins through it all.
    Blessings

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  5. you cant go wrong with being better informed.. good luck!

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  6. Well said MargieAnne, I think finding the Spark that wants them to succeed and be enthused about learning is the key too, AND unlocking the Dyslexic mind must be a complex thing.

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  7. I would love one of your little ducks in reds and whites. What's the best method of payment, my dear?

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  8. Awesome news about G..... have a happy afternoon :-)

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  9. Being informed is so key to helping a child.

    I'm sure his teachers will appreciate it. :)

    I'm all for staying in jammies as long as possible!!! ;-)

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  10. Glad to hear the school has a plan in place for G!

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  11. This is another option for you. I came across these people through one of my students. Just another avenue for your young man. http://www.finda.co.nz/business/listing/5l77/read-auckland/

    I also once heard an international expert ( can't remember his name now) speak about dyslexia and he said some of the most exciting discoveries made in this world are done so because dyslexics brains are not limited by exsisting structure. We find new and inventive ways to gain knowledge.

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  12. somedays ya just have to just stay in ya jammies it is good for the soul...it is only bad for ya when ya do it days on end heheh or going shopping in ya jammies isnt a good look either

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  13. I'm so glad you're getting assistance for Griffin - finally. I still read, but not everyday, for some reason, my bloglines doesn't update, and when I try to re subscribe it says I'm already subscribed...... Hope the weather cools down for you soon, we've had it revoltingly hot here too.

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  14. I wish you much luck! I do understand what you are going throuh, as I was a reading specialist and have dyslexia myself. You are staying on top of it, and that is important!
    Micki

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  15. Good to hear about the progress on Griffin. Its important to voice your concerns and make sure he gets the proper help.

    February leaves me feeling flat as well. Good for you relaxing and taking it easy. Hope you perk up soon.

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  16. I am so happy that the school is finally trying to do something to help Griffin. I know that he has been struggling - poor boy!

    Good for you for keeping yourself informed. Information is power.

    So - why do you hate the doll? What is it looking like?

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  17. That book helped me so much in wrapping my mind around dyslexia. Our oldest daughter is dyslexic/severe ADD. It is a shame that dyslexic people are handicapped the way they are because they see things differently. It's not wrong... it is just not the way most people do so they don't fit into the box the education system is built on. It is difficult for a kid with normal intelligence to deal with because it makes them feel stupid. A kid that really is mentally challenged/low IQ doesn't realize it.

    Getting help is long, frustrating and a lot of trial and error. Each kid is so different... hang in there. You are doing what you can!

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  18. I hear you!! That's exactely how I am feeling today...plus I am so behind on everything!! I think I would talk to the teacher and just ask what her plans are...

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