So the idea was that I will follow up closely what is going on with me and Tornado and.. his difference.
I think I did. Minus the networking and the blog, but I did.
It was a bit tough at times.
Here is where we stand, as per today.
School: The new teacher, the mixed class (with 2nd graders), the vice-principal – all that extra time we all spent with Tornado seems to finally pay off and we had a couple of GOOD days and real effort from his side and were rewarded with an actual AWARD. I have found that, if I just let go of certain expectations, chose my ‘battles’ towards his independence and responsibilities, we will achieve more with our day.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if he still needs help to put his shoes on the right foot,
as long as we get out of the house without a meltdown.
Admittedly, I am still learning this. Parental peer pressure and all the stuff they told us in school at the beginning of Grade 1 (before “the implosion”..) had been interfering with me seeing what WE need to do, and how.
So this week, in conclusion, she has explained to me her ‘pre-diagnosis’ : ASPERGER’S SYNDROME.
She was a bit apologetic about not having finished typing what looked like a very thorough, very scientific report. I honestly can’t wait.
Yes, an actual doctor has to confirm this now, but from what I understand, her methods are pretty close to what they would do normally via paediatrician, then psychologist or other specialists… so while this all needs fine-tuning, I am pretty much trusting the guidance officer’s judgement on things. (she has some type of degree of course, I need to ask her again..)