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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980
Thursday, 24 January 2013
REBOUNDING AFTER A SCHOOL MEETING
I don't know what it is, but it seems like after every school meeting we have in regard to Jacobs recent behaviour, Jacob turns things around and becomes a better student. It almost makes us wish that these meetings occur weekly, but that would be way too stressful. This week Jacob has earned 6 out of a possible 8 stickers for his reward calendar.
And tomorrow is a PD day which means another needed long weekend. But tomorrow morning, Jacob has a doctors appointment. This one doesn't involve any tests or needles, so it should be okay. It's just a check up to see how Jacob is developing physically. And to tell the truth, he hasn't been for a check up since his last immunisation when he was 5 years old, which is good because he's much healthier these days.
This week Jacob has also shown that he does understand more math than he lets on in class. The issue in class is of course, distractions. And kids like Jacob don't need much to get distracted. All Jacob needs is to hear a sound in the hallway, or a fellow student laugh or even a bird to fly by the window and he can't focus. When Jacob does his homework, he sits at his desk in the kitchen, with both of his feet on the floor and little distractions. It got so bad that we've asked all of our family and friends to not call until 4PM.
Today Jacob has a math test so we're hoping that he does well. We know he knows the required math, we just hope that he's willing to complete it so we have our fingers crossed. Hopefully with the positive upswing he's had this week, he'll continue to act and perform better until the end of the year. Now if we could only get him to participate in gym.