Last week, we met with Matthew's ARD team (teachers, diagnostician, administrator, therapists) at his new school to transition him from his previous services to the new school services. It was much more relaxed than the ARD meeting at the previous school.
On Monday, Matthew started at his new school. I am excited to report that the transition was seamless!
Matthew attends school 5 days a week for 4 hours a day. He socializes with peers, works on his writing, plays, and is immersed in a good environment for speech development.
Every day this week, Matthew walked into the class with no hesitation and never looked back. His teacher and the aides seem to adore him and report that he is following directions well and has integrated perfectly into the class.
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the 'early learning' program here and so far, our experience has been great.
The one hiccup is that after that 4 hours, Matthew is wiped out. He is a complete nightmare at home until bedtime. I hope we get into a better routine in the afternoon and he will adjust--soon.