Something I’m ready to be open about..

Something I haven’t really been open about on here is Amellia, and I suppose it was all just due to coming to terms with it all. We knew she had her challenges and that she was a very unique child but recently more and more things are proving challenging for her.

We changed her school as her old one was just not supporting her at all. In her words “they would shout at me for getting things wrong but never show me how to do it right. I love my new school as they don’t shout and show me how to do it properly.” Personally I am all about positive reinforcement rather than putting a child down constantly because they can’t do something.

When she went to her new school for a trial they picked up on so much and were absolutely shocked at how little her previous one had been doing. I mean, she was in for two hours for her trial and they had already thought of ways to help her and have referred her on further. To say I’m a little pissed at her old school is an understatement, but she is now moved and it is the best thing I have done.

She started and they had an assistant in the room for another child so we’re going to sit Amellia beside them to try to help her until she could get her own one, but this wasn’t working out too great as she needed too much attention for the assistant to split her time. They then sat her beside the teacher and same story she needed too much for her to be able to teach properly so the school have now funded her own 1:1 until she is seen by Ed psychologist to get her own one funded by the education board. I am so impressed.

The teacher and Amellia sat down together and made her IEP with attainable goals for her to try to reach by January. When I got this home I realised just how much]she struggles in the classroom; Things like listen 3 times day and be able to sit still for 5 minutes made me realise.

I know that she will continue to improve and come on leaps and bounds with all the support she is receiving and as annoying as it is that we have had to wait this long for it, I can not wait to see how much this helps aid her in her learning.

As a mum, yes I feel extremely guilty that I didn’t pick up on this before and notice early on. Thankfully it isn’t too late and we will be able to put steps in now to help her for the future!

-WeeOhana

3 thoughts on “Something I’m ready to be open about..

  1. So glad Amelia’s new school are so amazing and recognising the help she needs and doing something about it. You have so much going on and you can’t know what’s going on at school unless someone tells you, you’ve done all you can do no need to feel guilty at all! You’re a fab mum and now Amelia is in a fab school too I’m sure she’ll achieve all her targets xx

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  2. It sounds like the new school is being so supportive. That’s fantastic.
    Don’t be so hard on yourself. You see your girl just as your little girl, the old school should have picked up on it. They are the one’s who let you down. x

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  3. It’s so good to hear that the new school is working out. What a relief. The class sizes are so big these days that I think teachers sometimes struggle to notice that support may be needed. Not that it’s an excuse. Please don’t feel guilty. Sometimes you do need to rely on people outside the inner family circle to spot things, as we all see our little ones through loved up parent eyes – for who they are. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam πŸ™‚

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