Sigh. Not as well as we hoped. The district is refusing to pay for Fast Forword as it is "scientifically unproven". The research, they claim, has all been done by the company themselves. Needless to say I got on the phone yesterday with the company and am collecting information from outside sources supporting the software. I also found (on their website) information on grant funding for Fast Forword. Perhaps I can push a little harder. The resource room teacher thinks Cameron belongs in a self-contained setting and feels we have failed him by not putting him in sooner. I really don’t think I agree. While I am torn that this may not be the appropriate setting, the classroom we saw in the Fall was definately not. I truly believe children with learning disabilities should be educated alongside their typically developing peers. I am afraid that putting Cameron in a class of all learning disabled kids will do so much emotional damage that we will lose him in another direction.
Now, Owen is in a self-contained setting–so it seems contradictory on my part. However, I truly believe Owen could benefit from more integration with his typical peers too. While Owen is not very communicative verbally–he is very social and playful and has a pretty good sense of humor. These are strengths that should be fostered.
Argh, sometimes I wish I had unlimited money to do what I want with my kids education.
I was going to add a knitting picture but…it’s not mine although a project is brewing. Gloria, Colinette throw, Dale sweater…Instead, since this is a knitting blog. Mittens by mom.