Friday, 27 February 2009

Paddling in the mire....!!!

Well here we are again...!!!

Been a few busy weeks with one thing and another. The ball is seriously rolling now where the statements are concerned. Had the Speech and Language come out before the half term to assess the boys. First thing she picked up on was Harry's autistic traits. Thought the boys needed an intensive therapy programme to work from.
Had the Education Psychologist come out over the past two days and had serious concerns over their support in school. Not with the school itself and the 1:1's. He thought they did a very good job considering the lack of help they've been getting from the powers that be. I personally think they are great and the boys love them to bits. Basically confirmed what we thought about Harry and raised his concerns about his little traits. Thought he was showing bits of Aspergers and Autism as well as his ADHD. That prompted us to phone his consultant to see whether we can get an MRI scan done to see if there's been any other damage to his brain other that what we were told. Tom was slacking due to him not being able to cope with the long day.
Even though we already know this, suppose it was a bit of a kick in the teeth hearing someone saying it but as Malc says it's an opinion.
Anyhow going onto better things, both are very happy at school and making friends. The other kids are great and they have included them in the birthday parties etc. Harry has finally moved onto another film. It's the Grinch. Still green but what the hell, it's not Shrek...!!!
We've been given a grant to go towards a Wheelchair Assisted Vehicle and we're gonna have a look at some at the end of March, so fingers crossed it will be there when we go and see dad in August and we'll be able to take Tom's electric chair out so he can practice in lots and lots of open space...!!!

Malc has been working hard and has nearly finished Tom's bedroom. They've started the building of the extra room out the back and then we'll be able to knock through into the kitchen.

We managed to get away with Hannah for a couple of days over the half term and it was good. We took her up to Edinburgh to see the sights and I think she enjoyed it. She didn't moan anyhow so I took that as a good sign.

Well think that's about it. Will probably think of something else uninteresting to say later

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