Monday, November 17, 2008

First Impression..

Well, Salamander attended his first session at the Lindamood Bell center today (poor kid had to get up at 6 am, so we could leave the house at 7.15 am to get him to his 8 - 10 am session). He had a great time!!!! He is working so HARD, but he seems to enjoy doing the actual work. Of course these sessions were just the 'warm-up stuff', to find out where he currently is at with his phonemic awareness and processing, so we'll have to wait and see if the 'this is FUN, mom' perception lasts. Time will tell.

The program is set up to provide weekly progress reporting sessions to the parent (that would be 'moi'), so we'll see what they have to say on Friday morning.

We're going back for another 2 hour block tomorrow afternoon.

[and I got him to school by 10.30 am this morning, just as the bell for morning recess rang. PERFECT timing]

[and then just now, this parent article showed up in my inbox. Oy. Reality Check. But reading these experiences does NOT mean by any stretch that I am giving up on my hopes that Salamander one day WILL be able to successfully attend the college of his choice. Do we need to manage expectations (local community college vs. big campus in a place halfway across the country), take it one step at a time? Absolutely. And we definitely have some time to work this all out]


At 7:43 PM, November 17, 2008 , Blogger K Fuller said...

Reading the link in your last post let me know that we are not alone in readjusting our timelines for Nick's success! I keep saying I have to live to be 150 years old.
I was glad to read that you son enjoyed his new program.


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