With only two more days until school starts there are some nerves in our house.
Our son was diagnosed with Aspergers and Sensory Processing at the end of May and is starting Second Grade on Wednesday. As we got his diagnosis in the last 2 weeks of the last school year we have not had an IEP meeting yet. We have requested an aide/shadow as recommended in his assessment and are expecting to have an IEP meeting around the second week of school. We will find out his teacher and classroom on Tuesday sometime, which doesn’t give me a lot of time to get him acclimated.
For the past two years he has looked forward to school starting, this year his biggest concern is not wanting to get in trouble all the time. He is so worried that he asked me if I could Home School him. It broke my heart when I had to tell him I couldn’t. I need to go back to work for a while, until my business generates enough income to allow me to stay home with him.
I am quietly optimistic for him as he started Occupational Therapy and ABA Therapy this summer and has made such great progress. I really want to give him the opportunity to go to school and be with his friends; to allow him to see how capable he is. Of course some of this optimism hinges on him getting the aide we requested, but we are much more prepared this year as we know what we are dealing with and have supports already in place outside of school.
To help our mornings run smoother and allow us to get out of the house in less than 30 minutes, I have organised both kids belongings in visible locations.
1. Jackets hanging at the bottom of the stairs.
2. Shoes under the bench
As we leave via the garage and it’s very cluttered I may also hang an old sheet so that he can’t get distracted by the clutter. He is very excited about being able to see everything that he needs.
Monday and Tuesday I am going to be busy baking some gluten free fruit muffins and cookies so that he can continue on his low gluten diet and not feel like he is missing out whilst at school.
I am quite sure I have forgotten something but hopefully we are better equipped to handle any bumps along the way.
Is your child nervous about going back to school? Have you made the choice to home school?
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By Lorraine Pirihi Copyright 2010 The Productivity Queen
Following-up is such a simple thing to do yet most business owners and entrepreneurs just can’t get it right.
Some time ago I used the services of a mortgage broker who in the first instance was very prompt and appeared very efficient. He was referred to me by someone else I knew who had raved about him because he was so knowledgeable and could get the right type of deal across the line. Unfortunately, being knowledgeable about your products and services isn’t enough to get repeat business or have others successfully refer you.
Gary wasn’t proactive (when I called, he took action). He would often forget to call me back, even though he promised he would! This left me in a situation where I had no confidence in him. He needed to use a diary to write everything down so he wouldn’t forget to follow up. He had the latest technology yet couldn’t even do the basics like return a phone call or respond to an email in a reasonable period of time.
Gary was always racing off to attend some industry related seminar. In fact he seemed to spend more time doing that than servicing his clients. If only he had invested time in learning how to get himself organised, he would have been much more productive and profitable.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Gary has left the industry because he thought it was just too hard to make money in that type of business.
The Final Word
Personally I find dealing with most business people, very frustrating. They tell you how good they are and will get the job done but the majority are hopeless! They do not follow up and provide a basic level of consistent service.
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