Saturday, May 30, 2009

Prefer to see Lazytown on the telly

I went to watch Lazytown live today. No thanks. It was way too noisy and they were right there, alive in front of me. I just wanted to go home. Sportacus came on about 10 minutes into the show, was great to see him and I was very excited, but then the audience shouted too loudly and I just had to leave. Maybe I'll prefer it when I'm older. I did get some great Lazytown goodies though, activity book and a microphone that flashes which is great for my rock'n rolling.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Made mummy & I lunch today

Pizza.. yummy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Educational psychologist report

It arrived in the post today. My statementing process has started and I have a copy of the first report, supporting my need for extra help at school.

My strengths...

I am active and curious about the world around me and keen to engage with my surroundings. I am a sociable child and interact well with both adults and children. I am particularly interested in physical activities and really enjoy the opportunity to play outside. I respond very well to songs and am enthusiastic to learn the actions to them. I like story time and enjoy looking at picture books.

I don't have weaknesses so won't write anything for there, instead areas to focus on when I go to school are...

build on my expressive language and language comprehension skills

improve on my attention, waiting, listening skills in group settings, such as story time and develop my social interaction skills with peers

develop an acceptance of clear boundaries set by adults, and develop positive behaviour through redirection, and making choices

build on my gross and fine motor skills so I improve my pencil grip and manual dexterity and work on my visual perceptual skills so I can copy designs and letter formation and improve my drawing skills

develop self care skills, including dressing, undressing and using the toilet independently

access a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum, in a mainstream school setting, so I can acquire early literacy skills, such as letter recognition and phonic skills, and develop an understanding of mathematical concepts.

So, all in all I've got quite a bit to learn but there's plenty of time for that. For now, I'm just going to enjoy being the little boy that I am.

Monday, May 11, 2009

More good news

I've been accepted into my first choice of school. It's very close to home and the staff are lovely. They wanted me to go there, even though I'll need extra support. Some heads are funny like that, they don't want to provide the extra help because of funding issues. The school is in a lovely, old building, only one class per year and the afternoon clubs are brilliant. I'll have the opportunity to play sport, learn any musical instrument I like... and even swing on a trapeze. They already have 5 statemented children there so they're pretty clued up already.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Good news

Went for my testes check up today. Both are still descended and I have to go back in a year. They're a little small but that doesn't matter. I'm relieved I won't need them doing again, I've had more than enough general anaesthetics. :)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Developmental assessment

This was done to prepare my statement for school, to give the local authority an idea of what i'll need support with. I'm doing better in verbal than non-verbal. I need to focus more on my shapes, colours, numbers and visual perception. Some questions were silly. There was a book open with pictures of 4 different houses, i was asked 'which one is the posh house?' The POSH house? I think my homes are pretty cool (I have 2!), but have never referred to either of them as 'posh', or small, or big for that matter. These assessments are good because I now know what to focus on more, but they're always to be taken with a pinch of salt.