It is hard to believe that we are starting the second half of second grade. It seems like just yesterday I was at our kinder meeting saying he would never last a whole day at school. He did a great job and loves school.
Now second grade has been a bit bumpy…the teacher is not a fan of special needs kids and hates that both his parents are teachers!! She has no patience and thinks a sensory break is getting all the kids in the class to do jumping jacks…really… She has tried to road block his yoga breaks with the nurse and has made him feel bad about his writing and lack of focus. Since he was up for his three year re-eval we decided to have all the testing repeated to see where he was functioning at. We were both pleased and saddened by the test results. While they show he is highly intelligent, his processing speed is 7%….so this gifted child with SPD now has a significant processing disorder.
EVERYONE’s suggestion….MEDS….AHHHH…MEDS?? Really, I never ever thought in a million years that this is where we would be. I am at a loss….never thought we would be faced with this. I am normally vehemently against meds for young kids, but I want him to learn. The pysch who tested him rocked and gave breaks and rewards. He loved her. She was even surprised how distracted he can be in a 1:1 setting in a brand new undecorated office. I need opinions….for or against…I need to hear what has worked and what has not. I am usually so level headed and now I feel like I am stuck again. This is an obstacle I am not sure how to overcome.