Thursday, September 11, 2008

What to do???

If you have read my blog before you know my oldest son Noah, is autistic. We are having major issues at school and I am getting very frustrated. No, he is not disruptive or a trouble maker when he is there(like he is at home lol). I adore his teacher on a personal level, so this isnt a slight on her, but Noah is learning NOTHING! Today he seems to have sat in a chair for the ENTIRE day doing nothing at all because he refused to work. They did feed him, of course, but he was not allowed to eat with his classmates. He KNOWS he should work but has little or no concern for the consequences if he doesnt. He is below a preschool level and will be 8 in two weeks. I have tried rewards for good days, punishments for bad (no tv, toys, going places ect.) I have tried begging and yelling but it doesnt matter, he truly doesnt...ugh I dont want to say he doesnt care... its more that he doesnt understand why it matters if he can write the letter B. I have been brain-storming with my friend Erin on NEW ways to get him to WANT to learn, so when I go to his IEP meeting I bring something to the table. Anyone have ideas???

1 comment:

Angela said...

Hi Jenni. I don't know anything about these books but a friend just recommending them to me for another friend so here you go....
Hey Angela,
Sorry it has taken me so long to email you but here are the two books that I really like right now
Parenting your Aspergers child
Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills
By: Alan Sohn, Ed.D., and Cathy Grayson, M.A.

The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome
Advise, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
By: Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Barbara L. Kirby

I thought the Oasis book is better for explaining school info and the other is better for advise on how to handle situations.