Saturday, January 7, 2012

New beginnings, new challenges

Yeah, yeah, I know I said I'd be better at posting, but, well life happened.  I have a permanent job working with a group of Medically Fragile/Developmentally Delayed students at a local Special Needs school as an Aide,,,I love it.  I do come home exhausted pretty much every day, but it is so worth it.  We have a classroom of great students and wonderful staff.

Kid Jedi started the year with a lot of behavior problems, calling out, arguing, wanting to do whatever it is he wanted to, etc.  Now we are mostly just dealing with arguing and temper tantrums.  It's very difficult for him to understand that he has to do his work when it's assigned, not when he wants and though it's not causing issues now, we are working on him understanding that when he throws these temper tantrums, it makes it seem to the other students that he thinks he deserves special treatment...not a good thing.

We are working on getting a schedule for home, I'll post more on that later.  And we got a family gift for Christmas of an iPOD touch which we are looking through to see what apps we can use to help Kid Jedi with his Asperger's and determine if we want to get an iPAD eventually.


Meghan said...

You just described Cheeks to a tee. He gets letters everyday, distruptive & rude to teachers. Sigh.

Renee said...

Meghan, was Cheeks diagnosed with ADHD?