Hi Mums, my name is Andrea and my adorable 4 year old has recently been diagnosed with autism. He has only been able to manage around 2 or 3 hours at a time at kindy. He has now been asked to join a special class where they will focus on the skills he needs to hopefully join the mainstream in a couple of years. He also now qualifies to get a level 3 teachers aid for his current class who can work one on one with Nathan alongside the other children. He has learned so much in his original class, he has been using a lot of new words and there has been a real improvement with his behaviour. His current teacher is amazing and would happily keep him in her class. He had his first day in the new education support class on Friday and has hardly used any words since then, and has been squealing which he hasn't done in months. He has been rubbing up against my tummy nonstop which is something he had slowed down on until now. I am worried he will go backwards in this new class, even though the program sounds great. I just want to do what is best for him Any advice would be appreciated. Warm regards, Andrea.
on Jun. 15, 2013 at 2:02 AM