Rhett has been in school for about three weeks now. I know it's not very long, especially considering him and I have been joined at the hip since birth. He hasn't been anywhere by himself before. I'm sure school is scary and different to him.
So why am I surprised that he doesn't talk in school?
Truth be told, I never even thought about the fact that he would shut down in the classroom. I mean, here at home he talks non stop. Not just a word here or there, but full blown sentences. When he needs something, he tells me he needs it. If he needs help, he comes to me and says "Mommy 'mere, HELP!!!"
But apparently in the classroom setting he signs alot, but isn't to interested in talking. Nor is he really all that interested in playing with the other kids.
Which is fine, I mean he is at least a head smaller than the rest of his class, and is quite a bit behind compared to a typical three year old. He will go up and see what they are playing, and the kids try to include him, but in the end he would rather just play on his own.
Again this surprises me because here at home he is always right in the middle of anything that his siblings are doing.
He also won't pass off his body parts, which I know he knows. We have worked on them for months, and here he does it all the time, even without prompting.
So my question to you, my dear blog readers, is this:
What was pre-school like for your child with special needs when they first started? Did it take them a while to get used to it?
Why do you think Rhett is in a shell at school?
I know he likes school. He gets super excited whenever we talk about it, and he loves getting on the bus. He loves his teacher as well. That was apparent last night.
I just want him to be at his full potential at school. Am I pushing too hard?
Maybe I expect too much out of him after all he has been through.
Come on bloggy friends. Lay your advice on me.
5 days ago