Monday, July 27, 2009
Dear Noah.......you got an Honor Award from school...
you have room for improvement in some areas but considering you have not yet finished 4th grade (not till the end of November first week in December) and are actually doing 5th grade Language Arts...you did pretty well scoring at least at the state level on all except writing. Which I know you need help there. That will be a long time coming probably for you and in fact...I am going to work on that the rest of the summer with you and also get you started on officially learning how to type so you can type your thoughts out. You already can type and when you DO type the things you write are much more detailed and better....because you are not so focused on the actual act of writing itself.
Today I still was not feeling well but we did a few things. However, you were so whiny today and cried at the drop of a hat over the silliest things. EVERYTHING......and I mean cry. You teared up and started losing it because you thought we ran out of bathroom cups.
I tried explaining to you today that while I understand that is part of your autism AND generalized anxiety disorder....you MUST LEARN to get a grip and determine which things are really worth your time and effort and emotions to cry about. That will likely take some time. You said you were trying and I know you are doing better.....sometimes now just tearing up, but holding back the tears, swallowing hard, and not letting loose with the dam.
Today however was another story altogether. With me feeling like I did.....it was not a great combination.
So anyway....when you saw this certificate award that came in the mail you were so happy and proud of yourself!
CONGRATULATIONS NOAH....you are doing well!
I love you!