Hope all is well with jack?
I thought you might be i terested in a new discussion forum on superfoods which might help jack - RawAlchemy is an expert on this stuff and also makes good chocolate that might be helpful! She is giving us some recipes for a newsletter - so if yo have any recipes on non hypersesnitive foods - please share????
I am concerned at not hearing from you - is everything OK?
How did half term go then?
Is katie maintaining the progress?
Ho are you getting on with the consuktation forms? Guess time has been a bit short this week eh?
What was it that made the difference for her?
What a fantastic achievement - well done - I bet she is so pleased with her achievement.
is this where you talked about posting in your email or was that somewhere else?
Sorry, hadmissed this comment!
yeah this is good but there are also the forums which work like the discussion boards on Facebook - you can post the successes with your children on your page and if you click on the how to use this site tag - Steve the techie has produced some short videos on how to use the different features - so we can make it truly interactive
So please make the most of your page and involve your children in this too and let us know anything else that you would like to see on here.
I think with some suport from my sons teacher that Katie's teacher is going to do the questionaire. My son has some behavoural problems but not as extreame as Katie's, he has an IEP in place which is due for review on Monday which is when I am going to do the questionaire with his teacher. He has trouble managing his 'moods' (anger) he also has some self esteme problems which he struggles with, last year he did something called time to talk which was very good and he got alot out of.
I want to do the programme with Jack as well as Katie as it seems a waste of effort if I do the programme with Katie and it might help Jack as well.
hopefully, my sons teacher is going to do it (he is further up the school) and the headteacher seemed interested when I was talking to her my daughters teacher is ging to meet with me next week to look at it. She can seem very supportive one minute and put up brick walls the next so I can't predict what she will do
That is great well done! this is a huge hurdle to get over with the teacher - often they just feel out of their depth - if you think about it - they are the professional on the line and thier job is to best support your child and - they don't know how to do that? no one knows your child as well as you do - and you are more of an expert than she is - she is going to be a bit defensive.
The questionnaire is a great place to build that bridge - it looks at all kinds of things that your child will do at school that you don't know about (they are always 2 totally different people at home to school - lol!) and it's a great place for you to educate the teacher in a gentle way as to the nature of this condition and to the individuality of it for each child - the info you have to give her will be soooo helpful!
Also from your daughter's point of view once you have set some SMART targets (with teacher) there is consistency in expectation of behaviours between home and school and a notebook can go back and forward with the reward charts in which we use when we've defined the desirable / undesirable behaviours and targets- then we get your daughter in on it all - only focusing on the postive - It is such a great structure to then start the programme and measure the progress ..
I know this was a tricky start for you both but what great things can come out of it, in terms of support for her. I am so excited for you both!!!
Now you mention your son - is there a behavioural issue there?
Because she didn't know any better and needed you and your beautiful child to show her the way - well done you guys!!!
Are you now able to do the questionnaire with her?
The great thing that can come out of all this is that you educate this person and then they will ahve so much more understanding with other cilldren who find themsleves in her class.
What a wondeful opprotunity for you to take out understanding into this condition which your beautiful daughter has taught you!