The Right Setting – Tues 14th Jan 2014

By | January 14, 2014

D didn’t have a good time with mainstream education, occasionally as we’re going past her old school, she’ll mention something that she wasn’t able to tell me about at the time. It makes me grateful that, for the most part, she is able to enjoy her school day in her SN school.

Of course, every child is unique with differing needs and I know of SN children who really enjoy mainstream school, but for D, as from her first day in SN education, she was a happier girl. That’s all I can ask for, that she’s happy.

We’re now in the second week of the Spring term and although D was a bit grumpy this morning – due to the frost and ice on the school run – she came out very, very well. Partly due to her teacher.

We’d arrived a minute or so later than usual which instantly made me worried as she doesn’t like it if I’m not in the same place, waiting. (Last time I was slightly late, she dropped Bunny while having an anxious moment…and they weren’t reunited for 8 days.)

Today though she was all smiles and it was “Mumma! Dad!” and a body-slam. The reason? Her teacher had made it into a humorous moment and said “silly us, we must have been early”. Which instantly relaxed her.

She was also absolutely overjoyed to have been given a couple of old car tax discs – the Car Tax Disc game is something we play regularly on the school runs, it’s an effective way of distracting D if a situation is looming – by her teacher as he knew she liked them. There will be a few more tomorrow apparently, such a well-thought gesture that really made her day! She’ll have quite a collection to carry around in her small bag and I’ll laminate them to make them last.

Proof, for us (although we already knew), that D is in the right setting for her.

As is T, he loves the autism-friendly structured routine of his mainstream school.

He has been a bit frustrated by the bruising to his legs from football yesterday but his regular Tuesday delivery of his football magazine soon cheered him up.

So, a good day for us, I hope everyone’s has gone well. Comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx


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Lucie1979 on 15th January 2014 at 11:35 am.

Hi! I blog over at 🙂 I am currently fighting to get my son a statement and get him out of Mainstream and into SN… what a battle it is!! xx


Jeannette on 19th January 2014 at 4:13 pm.

It sure is, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so stressed as during the rejection of 1st statement, new application and then approval. All the while D really suffering in MS. Good luck with the process, I hope you get a result soon 🙂


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