chicken pox

Last week Stephen had chicken pox this meant a whole week off school.

Well this has been the happiest we have seen Stephen for a long time( the chicken pox never really bothered him), no morning fight to get ready, no sulking and locking himself away in the evening and he was even talking! which for stephen is a very rare thing, he used the most words we have ever heard him say. the only stressful moments were when he had to go out the door to walk to the school to collect his brother and sister.

During the week he showed us how much he can do when relaxed, he done painting pictures of trees, a small amount of writing and number work and best of all he showed us he can spell, he was using a cbeebies game where you made a picture and he typed his own name into the banner at the top, after he printed his one he made one for his little brother checking with mum that he had got all the right letters in Derek’s name.
it just goes to show how much school affects him we would not normally have any of this and his behaviour is unbearable, either grumpy and hiding or angry and violent.

To top things off this morning Stephen was back to school and the usual arguments happened again, would not stick to the routine and did not want to get dressed. This evening he had an after school gymnastics club which he enjoyed but after dinner he spent the evening on his computer and/or in front of the t.v .

Not long now until the summer break, then hopefully either special school or home educating in september, I cant keep seeing my boy shut down like that after just one day back!

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Statement of SEN review

Today was the review of Stephen’s statement of SEN, we did not really know what to expect. But after it was over i was a bit underwhelmed with what was discussed, Basically nothing is going to change apart from the fact his statement will be based on his autism instead of the speech delay, the school and specialist’s want the objectives e.t.c to stay the same as they are now.  We had support from Autism Anglia through the meeting which was a great help and I would recommend to anyone to take someone to every meeting with a school for support and advice.

We shocked everyone at the meeting when we requested a change of school to Market Fields, our local special school which has specialized in autism. From our visit the provision looks soo much better than what he is receiving at the moment. If we can’t get a place in Market Fields for september we will be d-registering and homeschooling Stephen. I am of the opinion that Frinton primary school will not be able to cater for stephens needs no matter what the statement says they are supposed to do for him. I know my family don’t support the idea of homeschooling, but anything is better than what he is getting. He hates school.

 

There was a good bit this week in the local paper…….ME check it out  http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/clacton_frinton_news/10465577.Dad_s_run_for_five_year_old_Stephen/?ref=mmsp