We have had a great year. Braden is learning to type and really taking to this form of communication. He is caught back up on his math skills which isn’t his favorite subject. He is social and doing better with friends. We have big changes on the horizon. Ones that we aren’t thrilled about but there are pros and cons to our next journey. We are in so much better shape than 4 years ago thanks to IA. But we are going to have to take a break. I have found a wealth of resources that were not available years ago. We also are looking into new options for communication that may or may not lead to positive change for B. We have been unable to utilize therapy services while at IA so we are going to start speech therapy again in the fall. Our main focus is going to be communication, then reading, and math. I am still working out how B will get social interaction but we have had a generous offer that should help with that area. We are planning on joining a gym. Both of us need exercise and B loves to swim so we can do both. I will continue to look for opportunities that interest B. I think he learns best by using things he loves to teach. He has made significant growth in his life skills here at home and we can expand on those skills. I put 6,000 miles on my van in one school year. 675 hours on the road. Worth it but sustaining it is another story. Thats 3 and half to 4 hours that can be spent learning. Again there are pros and cons. But we will do our best to embrace the change and make the most of our next steps in Bs journey.
Grayson continues to blow us away with his progress. He is so much more well adjusted. He still has struggles but he is doing amazing. He doesn’t like performances, being in the gym (although he does alot better and doesn’t mind getting to school early anymore). He hates awards and the ceremonies that go with it. Lets hope he gets over that one. He got the Little scholar award. Absolutely well deserved. Just wish he would embrace the fact that he earned it. G is very creative and has done some really amazing art pieces this year. He is doing well in all subjects and we are really proud that he still loves school. He is so disappointed about summer its really unreal.
The boys relationship is good. They have there own way of playing together and B probably learns more from G socially than from anything else. G has said numerous times he wished B could talk. We are right there with you buddy. Lets hope they will be able to text each other one day.
Happy Summer all!!! Oh and lets not forget someone turned 8 today.