Jacob's week at school was also interesting. The resource teacher at my son's school, along with his EA's, have implemented their own sticker reward system. Since our reward calendar is so effective at home, we all thought one at school would be very beneficial. If Jacob earns enough stickers while at school, he's given time on the resource teacher's own Ipad 2. And of course, Jacob loves the Ipad. He even visits the Apple website, just to look at one. Needless to say he's hyped for the chance to use one. So, this week Jacob earned:
6 OUT OF 10 STICKERS
The last couple days of the week were his best in a long time. They scored 7 and 8 out of 10, which is great. If this keeps up, we'll have no choice but to get him his own Ipad 2 for passing into grade 3. I know a $700 Ipad is a bit much for an 8 year old, but if his behaviour is so good when he has access to one, it's a small price to pay.
We also enrolled Jacob in a Summer camp, but we also received an email from the director informing us that there wasn't a one on one space available for Jacob. No matter though, we know enough not to get Jacob's hopes up by telling him about how great the camp was. If we'd have told him that he was going, and then told him he couldn't go, it could have been a huge meltdown. That's why it's best to hold back some information.
We also have a meeting at school tomorrow to help us develop strategies that will help Jacob's in class behaviour. The use of the Ipad is working, but it's still new. And with Jacob, it's only a matter of time before he finds even the Ipad boring. We, and the teachers at school are in agreement that Jacob needs some behavioural therapy in school. We've had sessions at home and we have some strategies that work well, but it's impossible for us to implement them in school. So we're going to have an informal meeting at lunch, well, at least I'll be in my work gear so it will be partly informal.
This week too, is looking like it's going to be busy so I'm not sure when my next post will be, but I promise I'll be posting as soon as possible. And again, I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day.