3/5/10

I think that went well

Charlie and I were there for 2 hours. While one person asked me an extremely long list of questions, a team of three people did various activities with Charlie. Then they all came in the playroom and had three other cute and tiny children come play with him. They are all in the preschool and close to his age.

The difference between those kids and Charlie was stark. Because the children he's around routinely all have figured out a way to get along more or less with Charlie it was interesting watching him with kids who don't know him. Their verbal, pretend, and social skills were markedly different than his. They would have to be blind to not see it.

How they responded to me was completely different this time. The condescending tone was gone and they made no efforts to placate me. Last time they were so busy pointing out every thing he did well that I don't think they noticed the gaps in skills. They didn't engage in the back-and-forth stuff this time around and were very careful with what they said and what words they chose.

They want to watch him one more time in a setting he's familiar with so they'll probably come along to Ladies' Bible Class nursery to watch him. They'll generate their reports, have their discussion then get back to us with their results.

8 comments:

Mary Beth said...

I will be praying for you through all of this. I know it feels like you are hitting a brick wall every time but your hard work and dedication will pay off!! Keep your head up!

Suzanne said...

Were these the very same evaluators that saw him before?

Samantha said...

Hugs! You are doing a great job. Keep it up.

SallyP said...

I'm not sure why they need to see him with other kids. The tests should give them good enough results to admit him. I don't think Joshua uttered more than a dozen words or did much interaction at his official testing & they accepted him without any problems. I know we are dealing with different schools & different special needs kids but why do they make it so difficult? He needs help; they are legally liable for providing that help. You have sooo much more patience than I. Good luck. It sounds like your close. I really hope it works out.

Becky at "Cheese My Head" said...

I definitely think God reminded me to pray yesterday right in the middle of Charlie's appt. I trust that means He's on the move to bless you guys!

Anonymous said...

I know you and Dowlan have to feel relieved that someone is finally listening.

Prayers to continue ~ ~ Papa

BLOG STALKER said...

(((HUGS))) and sending prayers for you little man.
DUCKIE

Lori said...

Way to go mama! You knew you had to fight for your boy and now he will get the help that he deserves.