It’s been since May since I sat down and wrote about all that is happening with Linden. He’s had an eventful summer so far. Even though school is right around the corner, we are taking full advantage of what time we have left.
Little man was given homebound services through the summer due to his absences during the school year. He was assigned the most wonderful teacher, Ms. Shea, who connected with him immediately (it probably helped that she had Starbursts). The summer objectives were to continue working on his IEP goals. The 2 major ones consisted for letters and numbers. Linden really struggles with these concepts therefore Ms. Shea worked her due diligence and pushed Linden to achieve as much as possible. He proved that he knows more than what he lets on which was reassuring. He does continue to struggle with retention however constant repetition proved to be helpful.
Linden tends to see Ms. Shea 1 to 2 times per week and has so since the beginning of June. One of the best parts of Ms. Shea is that she will be at his elementary school this Fall. She is one of the curriculum specialists that work with the general and special ed teachers. I couldn’t be more happy. She was able to get a sense of his abilities and knowledge prior to him starting school. Her and I have spoken quite a bit about our concerns with retention and have come up with a game plan for after school starts. He may need additional testing to see if there may be some processing issues going on.
I’m happy the school district was able to given him homebound services. While I wish it would continue throughout the school year, that’s not the purpose of it for him. I will say that having someone else work with him on academics and his goals has proved to be more successful than my husband or I doing so. I will look for a tutor once school starts…fingers crossed.