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I was surprised at my son's first report card

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My son is only 3 and just got his first report card from his special Ed class. He is so advanced at home. He can count to 30, knows all his letters, can spell simple words and other things.  However, on his report card, he hasn't mastered any of the skills they have been working on. SIMPLE things. Like identifying himself as a boy. I'm just surprised and want his teachers to know how bright he is too.

what is wrong with me?

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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mamabear55
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM



Quoting Anonymous:

Just curious - why is your smart 3 yo in a special Ed class?


Because he is non-verbal due to his autism and it is slowly improving since he is among kids his age more now. He's and only child.

beethann
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM


Quoting mamabear55:


O, I understand. Hopefully, he will grow out of his isolated personality more as he gets older. His autism causes him to be very uncomfortable and often scared of people other than me and his dad

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Children are often more comfortable with their families than with a teacher, so they will not do as well in the school setting, but that is where it counts.

Quoting mamabear55:


What do you mean?

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 The way a child performs at home is not as important as the way they perform in the world. 



 



I think that's just a normal 3 year old thing. My three year old is the same way. She is shy around everyone except me, daddy and her brothers. 

mamabear55
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM


About 90% of the time. He just gets into his own world and its hard to get his attention sometimes

Quoting Anonymous:


I'm sure, but at 3 they are looking less at learning facts, and more at how they interact with others and understand concepts. Could he identify himself as a boy at home?

Quoting mamabear55:


He is smart and that is why his report card absolutely shocked me. I just don't want him to be thought of as less intelligent than he is

Quoting Anonymous:

lol, I was about to call out autism.

For them, some things are easy to learn. To the point of being genius. Where as more basic ideas and behaviors take much more time.







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