12 March, 2009
Since last year, he has made amazing strides in over coming this. I am so proud of him. I can see an improvement in his work and his issues at home! I see him settling himself down, and breathing deeply! I see him seeing the other side of the coin and being okay with it! He is no longer writing and erasing, writing and erasing! It does still take him a LONG time to complete homework! ( which BTW I don't think kids should have, but that will be another post!) I believe this is something he will outgrow with the proper care! It may always take him longer to complete things, but you know it will be correct, meticulously accurate, and a work of art!! I would definitely want him for my brain surgeon!
As far as the FCAT goes, the school district has given him a 504 which allows him to NOT be timed to do the FCAT. He can take comfort in knowing he isn't against the clock. Because this is a pass/fail issue, they don't want him to fail just because he didn't finish the test. He is too smart for that. The FCAT is the only accommodations that the school gives him. We won't let him go through school knowing that he can take his time to complete everything. He needs to rise above. Life is timed , unfortunately, deadlines exist! He needs to learn them and not be anxious about them!
The report from yesterday's FCAT is that he finished the test under the allotted time! They time him without him knowing to track his progress from year to year ! That shows me his anxiety is being controlled and he believing in himself that he can do his best.
WHOO HOO!!! We are so proud of you son!! Keep up the good work!!
If you or your child have this issue or think you may, this website is a great resource!