We took Charlie to the St Anthony’s School. It is specifically for kids who have ADHD, sensory issues, autism and similar disorders. He had a great time. He was there for about 3 hours.
Apparently, when they tried to get him to do academics, he tried to avoid it or couldn’t sit still long enough to do anything. I am not really sure what happened. Regardless, he needs so much individual attention they don’t feel he is right for their program. At least he isn’t a good fit for them unless they groom him for a few weeks during summer camp, and we agree to medicate him if he doesn’t perform.
What a slap in the face.
So that’s three schools that won’t take Charlie. Great. Four, do I hear four?
So, I am asking myself, how important is reading and writing and WHEN is it important to have those skills? He is curious and always wanting answers to other questions that are nature-related especially the ocean; he will wait patiently in line to see the man at the nature trading place in the zoo; he doesn’t mind trying new things, even food! (Like cocoa krispies for breakfast this morning. Not so good, but new!) There is so much about him that is good, healthy, smart.
I am starting him on letters and he actually wrote an H. Lots of times! We are going to start with his name.
We are trying a modified Fiengold diet. Not gonna lose any of the fruits or veggies, but the additives are gone.
We have no idea how to school him. A four year old preschool class? Home school? We may not be at a total loss, but we certainly don’t have the answer.