The last few weeks have been crazy busy trying to sort out what’s going on with my sweet Levi. He’s a bright kid, but has some learning challenges that are making his time in class less than productive. He has a fantastic teacher, and this is the 4th year I’ve had a kid in her class, so it’s definitely not an issue of sub-par instruction.
His testing through the district is done, and I’m told he tested as normal in all areas. We’re off to a big meeting tomorrow, where I pray we might hear about some additional testing available to Levi. Hopefully with a neuropsych or specialist in sensory processing and information processing disorders. Cross your fingers. Mama bear is grumbling around already, and I still have hours until the meeting.
I’ve been lucky to have advice from my colleague Amanda Morin, who wrote a book about advocating for kids with special needs. The book won’t be out for another couple of months, but you can pre-order it now if you want her amazing, reassuring advice. Definitely helped my stress level ratchet down to medium-ish. From “claws in the ceiling” level. Here’s the book.
Depending on the accommodations available to Levi at school, we may decide to homeschool him for a while. One on one attention is how he does best, and he’d have a little more freedom to get up and burn off energy when necessary. It’s a little scary, though, to make that leap. I have a science degree and have taken graduate level curriculum design classes, and it’s still frightening. So many curriculum choices!
At the end of the day, though, it’s about what’s best for the kiddos. If that means I have to read through 452,967 curriculum previews to find the best ones for Levi’s specific challenges, then I guess I’d better get crackin’.
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