Ryan goes back to school in 11 days and I am so panicked about it all. Last year he did amazingly well with his attendance and hit 95% which is the lowest they like a child attendance to be at his school. But this summer holiday has been so bad for him with his health. He is not looking forward to going back to school as he has a new teacher and teaching assistant and all he remembers about the new teacher is that she used to be the year 6 teacher and is now going to be year 4's teacher. She was very strict when it came down to school uniform, punctuality and attendance. She was always telling the children off for not sitting still and concentrating on there work. But no matter how much I try to reassure him that she will be different with them he wont have it. He is very a fidgety boy and has a very short attention span than a normal child of his age and has really issues with reading and writing and has a speech impediment that he is very concerned about as well. We need to get him back under the speech therapist as all the techniques we do with him for his stammer are not working anymore so he needs more help with that. We are also going to push them to get him assessed for dyslexia as last year they did a test and he failed it put they couldn't get him in for the full assessment because of his year group we had to wait until he was in year 4 which is where he is going to soon. He has a reading ability of year 1 and writing of year 2 but I have found that if he is reading Fantastic mr. ox or The Twits he really enjoys reading these books an today he decided he was going to try and read Stig of the Dumb. I have also got him a Quest of the Beast book that we read together and as he seems to enjoying reading adventure, sci-fi, space and books that get your imagination going crazy and specially if we can get him up and bouncing about during the story. But they don't do this at school He has loved reading with me and dad this holiday as we make reading fun and not a task that has to be done when he is told to do it.
But my panic is I have to re-go over his care plan with yet another teacher and teaching assistant and I concerned that this new teacher has got 2 other teachers that I will be comparing her over. The last 2 teachers he has had has been amazing. They checked in daily how he had been over night and every Monday morning they asked if the action plan was the same as last week. And at the end of everyday they told me how he had been if it was them that let him out. But then the new teacher did ask for my permission to take his care plan home with her over the holiday so she could read up and memories his care needs and medical details. The new teaching assistant I am not concerned about as she has a child herself with asthma so she should be able to pin-point when he is having or about to go into an attack and assist him with treatment if he needs assistance now he has a new inhaler that he loves as he can do it all on his own with no spacer as it is a dry powder. The clickhaler is amazing and his self-esteem and confidence has already been given a boost in the last 5 days he has had his new inhalers and we hopefully will wake up in the morning to a boy who has had his first full nights sleep in months as his night cough isn't half as bad as it was before the doctor gave him Serevent back. Going to see if we can get his brown inhaler as a dry powder as the dry powder is suiting him so much better than the spray that he has to use the spacer through. We will keep the spacer and a spray inhaler in-case we ever have to do the rescue dosage.
OK enough ranting just needed to vet somewhere that I felt there would be people that understand this panic and concern. Hope your little one's, ho go to school are looking forward to go back and seeing their friends again and starting a brand new year at school. I now Loren is and Eddie is excited about starting nursery which is yet another concern for both of them as Loren needs cream on her eczema will at school and Eddie can't go nursery unless the staff are trained in dealing with epilepsy