If this week has taught me anything it’s that I should never underestimate the evil genius potential of my children.
We’ve been going through the re-evaluation process for the Kindergarten IEP. These evaluations hold information that no other evaluations have ever told us before. We knew our younger son was highly intelligent. There’s never been any doubt about that, let me be clear. However, I was not prepared for the numbers on paper. This kid’s potential is amazing. Way more than I anticipated. More than he can express at this time.
Before you come after me with pitchforks and torches, keep in mind that it’s been a struggle. Our younger son is definitely the more medically fragile of our two boys. Just now as he approaches his sixth birthday are we hitting a stride where the specialist appointments are spacing out to four or six months, or even falling off our to do list all together. We’re just now finding a medicine regimen that allows this bright and happy little boy to shine through, because without medication, he gets lost in the chaos of his brain. Without medication, the autism, anxiety, OCD, SPD, and insomnia and ADHD as by products consume him to the exclusivity of all else.
The re-evaluation testing confirmed some things to me as a parent, but the most important was that moving to the cyber school was absolutely the right choice. From a school district that wanted to have him in a special education setting for a good part of his day, to finding out that my child is bored in math, and that’s why it’s been such a struggle confirms we made the right choice.