When my youngest was in first grade the school contacted us and asked if we would have his hearing checked.He'd failed the basic school hearing test....
At the Ent's, after a couple of tests we found out that Bryce couldn't hear hardly anything.He needed at least 2 surgeries to correct what was wrong and it still happens every couple of years.He has a recurring Cholesteatoma and the damage it caused managed to really screw up his left ear--He probably will never hear out of that side.His right ear is better,but not by much.
Anyway,because we didn't "catch" on to the fact that he couldn't hear us for so long (I cried for about a month over that.Felt like a horrible mom)he never really caught up with his class.He struggles with blending sounds,figuring out how to word things,how to spell them..etc.He gets really frustrated at times and calls himself stupid.Doc says his problems (reading,spelling) come from when he was learning to talk and he couldn't really hear it right.So,the wires "got crossed".
Since the beginning of this school year Bryce has come home from school upset.Saying,"Mrs.C is mean to me.She's always yelling"At the beginning,I thought maybe Mrs. C was doing what a lot of people do when they find out he doesn't hear that well....talk REAL loud and slow,so he will hear them better. I told him to give her a while,maybe they just needed to get used to each other.As the weeks went on Bryce kept on complaining,so I went to the school.
I've talked to the principal,the vice principal and the Sped teacher at the Elementary that Bryce went to.They all said the same thing...Mrs. C is hard on the kids.And,this is fine.I'm hard on Bryce too.He needs to try his best at all times,kwim?Thing is,I had a meeting with this teacher today and I got the DISTINCT impression that she doesn't like my kid.(And,yes I know-Not everyone likes everyone else or everyone else's kids....I'm starting to think Bryce was/is having so much trouble in her room because he instinctively knew that she didn't like him.)She called a meeting and asked me if we would ask to have him removed from her class....?????I signed the paperwork and all having his homeroom changed,but wth?I know Bryce will be happier,and his grades will come back up,but still...wth?
Can teachers do that?Just confused.
Description of cholesteatoma.Everyone always asks for it,lol.
Thought for the day :
Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible that way.