So completes another grisly school day. School still not putting any learning support in. The school approach feels a bit like:
He is on the autistic spectrum and he is dyslexic.
He is struggling a bit with our set programme.
We won’t consider alternative approaches.
Let’s find what seem to be the most inappropriate teaching approaches to use with a dyslexic/aspergers child and let’s see what happens when we build them into his school day.
Clearly he is low attainment as he is struggling to read text and his handwriting is quite poor.
But it’s ok because he is really well behaved so he is fine going through the motions in bottom set and he’s not the lowest attaining pupil in the class. Maybe he will make a friend or two during these five years.
I really think Pink Floyd got it right with Another Brick in the Wall.
We dust ourselves down and go again tomorrow. Should be a good one as our son has to do a spelling test. Not sure I would do to well with words like “connotations” and “assimilation “. That will really help his self esteem – not.
One thought keeps nagging away at me. I’m not prepared to let this continue for another 5 years. But what to do? Keep plugging away with this school. Try our luck with another school. Or maybe just maybe home educate.