I am the mom of twin boys – one who has SPD or better known in South Africa where we live as SID (Sensory integration disorder). He is also visually impaired in his right eye but is high functioning and apparently highly intelligent to gifted. The OT has recommended that he attends an ordinary main stream school and specifically the one our older daughter is attending. We applied for admission. The school requested to evaluate Mr L at the school for grade R (Kindergarten elsewhere in the world) . I was extremely stressed about this but the evaluation day went very well. It seems like my dream of all 3 kids in the same main stream school will come true.
The school came back with an acceptance to grade R but with a proposal for us. They propose that we start him in grade RR to gain confidence in being the one that knows most in the class and to give him the chance to lay the foundation a bit better. He will then be moved to grade R when they feel he is ready for it. My hubby and I discussed it and really for him it was an easy decision to take them up on the offer. I feel very happy that the school and the headmaster and headmistress from the pre primary took the time to look at him and make an unique plan for him. Happy that they looked at him as an individual. Our OT agrees it is a good plan providing that they do not keep him in grade RR for long as she feels he might get bored. His current teacher feels the same. …continue reading