Eli was named the Student of the Month at his school today. What an awesome thing to see a developmentally challenged child overcome his issues and excel in school. He is so far ahead of many of the kids in reading, writing, math and science and his social skills are developing at a much faster clip. We find him playing games with other kids, maintaining and even temper and enjoying playing instead of just trying to win.
This is translating well at home when Eli plays UNO against me. He always wins, but on the occasion when he loses he congratulates me instead of getting upset. I love watching this boy grow up.
Eli’s diagnosis and EIP was removed midway through Kindergarten, but issues still remain. The school system believes Eli is fine because his disability does not negatively affect his abilities as a student in school. Now that Eli is in first grade he is doing a fantastic job but the stim and social issues continue. Clearly Eli still needs help so we are about to take on the school district and try to get him additional help that was stripped from him going into first grade.
Our goal is to have him tested again to see if he is classified with Aspergers Syndrome. Eli fits the bill with all the classic symptoms and he is now old enough for that diagnosis (six is the earliest a child can be diagnosed accurately with Asbergers). Our goal is if there is help he can receive, then we want that help. It is all about his future. We want the best for him.
I will let you know what happens.