I haven't written about Liam and school in a while - time has gotten away from me and it's been a little chaotic... Liam was on the fast track for the first few months of school this year - his language was through the roof, he was following directions, participating in everything and then pow... November arrived, and so did the new baby... and we saw the two steps back big time at school and at therapy - not so much at home for some reason... but maybe that's because Nana and Papa are here...
Where we've regressed:
Listening and following directions
Staying on tasks that aren't preferred tasks
Deviating from routine
I know that part of it is the chaos that our house is experiencing now that's making him cling more to the familiar routines at school, and I'm postulating that some of the acting out is a cry for attention because mine and his dad's are more divided because Erik's needs are often more basic...
I'm also wondering if he's getting bored by some of the school stuff - he's stopped regularly obsessing with the alphabet and counting at home, and that is what they are still primarily focused on at school... I know that it's set curriculum and I'm glad that they are taking it beyond recognition of the letters to writing it, but could that be part of the issue?
It's just so frustrating to pick him up from school after being spoiled for 3 months to the teacher saying that we had a 'difficult' day more often than we had a 'great' day... I know that most things are one step forward... two steps back, but you always hope for progress.
We also still haven't made any more progress on the toileting goal and that's frustrating, but at home we are making strides on the sleeping goal -he actually spent the full night in his own bed in his new room two nights ago - last night was a fiasco, but I'm hopeful for tonight...
This post has started to go off on a tangent, so I'll end it for now with a holiday wish that next week, Liam's last week in 2010 is a 'great' week and we see lots of progress heading into the new year!