Friday, September 12, 2008

Emmett's first week of school.

We did it. We survived the first week of school. There are some bad rumors circulating about Emm's school because it is located in the core area of our city. I am now it's biggest fan. I can't say enough good things about his teachers and support people.

His teacher and he have bonded. We had one bad day this week where Emmett had an accident in his pants, but they handled it quickly and as far as I can tell, discreetly. I talked to his resource teacher afterward because she phoned me to follow up. The way she was talking reassured me that we are all on the same page with regards to our expectations of Emmett. No one thought Emmett needed to be banished to diapers because of one slip up. The principal even realized that it would cause a regression if we did that because he is the father of small children himself. I feel like I am part of a team. The staff seem really motivated to help Emmett. I spoke to his Speech Language Pathologist today (SLP) and gave her his history. She described the curriculum she will follow and told me how she is going to train the TA to help. The school has decided to add a monthly visit to the Occupational Therapist to his regime as well, on the advice of our neurologist. There is a notebook in Emmett's backpack that gets sent home every day where the teacher or TA scribbles a little line or two about his day to keep me informed.

Emmett has made a friend.

So far, so good!


Ami said...

It sounds like they're taking good care of him and his needs.

I'm really glad things are going so well.

kitten said...

I'm really glad the 1st week was a hit. Sounds like it may just a great year! Still sending hugs and good vibes your way!
Thank you for all the kind words! I sure needed them!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok that this entry made my cry tears of joy? I love you and miss you so much!


NachoMama said...

My oldest daughter has some issues of her own that we haven't had diagnosed yet. I'm hoping to have her tested some time this fall but service is crap down here. her school however has been fantastic even without a diagnosis. because of her speech delay and early intervention she has an EPA (not sure what the letters stand for!) that works with her and she also has regular speech therapy at school.