Saturday, October 4, 2008

They want to put Parker into Kindergarten...

as opposed to staying in his classroom with kids who are all younger than him and just starting out with school. (autistic preschool) In the beginning they just wanted him to go to a typical preschool but the one we wanted him to go to doesn't have any openings. They want him to learn social skills and more language and think he needs to be around typical kids more. He is actually the role model for the other kids in his class. They are just learning to sit at circle time and do simple things. Parker is beyond that and it's hard for him because the other kids require a lot more attention. Plus there is the whole biter thing. Did I mention before that he got bit again?

His teachers and workers seem to think he would do fine in Kindergarten from what I hear. I need to talk to them more before I decide. It's a big step.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! Good luck in your decision! Let us know how it goes!! :)

kristi said...

My fingers are crossed for all of you!

Marshella said...

He'll probably do really well. Deklan is in a regular class room with special education services as needed. He uses a special seat cushion and picture schedules in the class room and does very well because it is so structured. Good luck with your decision.

Betsy said...

Sounds like a great idea!