Well, I'd like to think the phrase "when it rains it pours" can also be used for good things happening. I'd also like to hold desperately onto the thought that this is the case right now. It is sprinkling good juju on us with this school stuff. We were notified very last minute of an immediate opening in the program I just wrote about last post. Early Interventions pre-school program for special needs and developmental delays. Immediate as in, TODAY! Huzzah!! Hells yes, of course. We were there. Not a single hesitation. I am ready. He is ready. lets do this. I have to admit, I was wrong about what I thought this class style entailed. I thought it was more of a 1 to 3 free for all ration with parental involvement. No sir. It is 1 on 1 but, three kids to a group so they learn to be in more of a school setting with things going on around them. Testing focus and staying on task. They had regulated times for activity and speech and gross motor and fine motor and sensory. So, so much. I am overjoyed at the things I saw my son participate in. I am pleasantly surprised with how much he responded to requests. I am excited for the goals and needs these specialist can recognize in him in one class. Feeling very confident that Aidan will thrive in this environment, my heart was literally fluttering during all of this. I finally found the right fit for a school setting. We are on the right track and the path is crystal clear with incredible people guiding us. Kindergarten doesn't seem like a dark monster looming in an angry sea of questions while the boy and I stand on a sinking island. I know, a bit dramatic. But seriously, that's the vision I had of Kindergarten for him. That, or tossing him to the wolves. Those were my two pictures when my imagination wont let me rest. Ugh. Not so much anymore.
Huge moments today:
Aidan sat for 15 minutes and built a puzzle out of gears without being distracted and wandering off.
Aidan told a brand new unfamiliar teacher about "baby apple".
Aidan got possessive of a ball when another boy took it from him.
Early Intervention has saved my life. This is not an exaggerated statement. Without them and their support systems, I would be lost.
I will absolutely keep you posted. This is all blog worthy.