Tag Archives: school

Suzie goes to school – a book review

Suzie goes to school – a book review   I had the pleasure of reviewing one of many children’s books written by Charlotte Olson. I chose Suzie goes to school as I thought it would be a big help in preparing Monkey for starting school himself. The book is bright and colourful, the type of …

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Silly behaviour?

We had a meeting at Polar Bear’s school today to discuss his recent diagnosis. The educational psychologist (EP) was there, without a doubt the best person to have when going through the diagnosis process, our EP was fab. The deputy head (senco) was there along with the lady from CAHMS who diagnosed Polar Bear, another …

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Update

It’s been a long year, a lot of things have been happening. Polar Bear has been doing great at school, especially this term. He’s been going swimming at the weekend too which, although it tires him out, has helped him grow his confidence and has a calming effect. We finally received a diagnosis for him …

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The Party

Aside from school, Polar Bear doesn’t actually spend a lot of time with other children. There are the odd times we visit one of his friends and the times that we go to parks or play areas and he plays with other kids there, but generally we don’t mingle with others. It can be easy …

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School of learning (social skills)

Since Polar bear is the only boy currently in school I only have experience of what school has been like for him. We’ve moved around a lot which has meant he’s gone to four different schools over the years, something which has thrown up some surprising results. For those with experience of PDA kids, you’ll …

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Blame it on the Queen.

“The Queen said you have to go to school” yes, I’ve used this line, many times. It works too. So does saying “The Government says everyone has to eat dinner” and “The doctor told me you have to get dressed”. For PDA kids, instructions/requests/orders/demands are all difficult to take. The child feels like they have …

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The importance of sleep.

Polar bear’s school decided to send most of the school on a residential trip. We had a discussion and, although they want him to attend, they didn’t feel they would be able to properly look after him overnight. This wasn’t surprising as bedtime has always been a difficult time for Polar bear. We agreed that …

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