I heard from Ryan’s behavioral consultant this morning as I tromped through the woods. My friend J was kind and let me take the call as we walked. The BSC said according to the special ed teacher, she and the classroom teacher are under the impression Ryan does no schoolwork at all during the week. I responded to that with a hearty snort. I have told these teachers repeatedly what we do during the week and it takes anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours. He was going to talk to the teachers again. He thinks their timetable of having Ryan doing full homework nightly in three weeks does not take into account Ryan’s issues with transitions and change. I think they are looking at Ryan academically not fully as a person. He takes longer to learn. He is achieving because we have the time to study. When we don’t get a study guide to drill on a certain skill he tends to then fail the test.
Starting today I decided to start a log of what homework or studying tasks we complete each day, the time we started, the time we end, and total time spent working. I texted the BSC what I decided to do and he said that would be a great idea because we would have ammunition to fight the decision.
Now I am fighting the school and the grand poobah of TSS, that’s two fronts. Historically that usually means a lost war. Let’s hope in this case it is not true.