So today was the day of my son from morning till night. The day started out today with an IEP meeting for my son. I am so happy with the progress Henry has made this year so far. We still have some issues but most of the conversation today was the positives. So we need to work on writing and reading so basically letters. He is wonderful at numbers and the testing really showed that strength. When Henry was very young he told me numbers lived in his tummy. I think those numbers are coming out. He loves math, patterns, and counting everything. The big needs are his sensory needs. I was told by each person that tested my son that his shirt, hand, or a chewy was in his mouth at all times. I was also told he was constant movement. Well that was no shock to me I live with him. Another concern brought up was his hearing. He has tested the past couple years at borderline hearing loss. We had a deaf/Hard of Hearing teacher at the meeting so she explained what he heard and how. She also explained how this hindered learning even having borderline hearing loss. So the question I was dreading came out. Is there any family history of hearing loss with Henry. Well I had to let my secret out. I don’t know why I didn’t want to say it but I had to say YES I have hearing loss at a moderate loss. I know what it is like to not be able to hear a conversation or concentrate so hard on someone talking it is physically and mentally exhausting. So everyone together is going to really watch him and make sure he can get the best out of his education. It was a good meeting and I think it will all be good.
Tonight was Henry’s orange belt test for TaeKwonDo. He didn’t pass tonight but did great. He sat at attention so well!! He even broke his first board. He did great and only needs to pass one item on Wednesday. I was very proud of all the kids there tonight.
It has been a day of being proud of my little man. I am sure there will be many more of these days-today was a good one.