Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Payton in School

This Friday we will be meeting with the PV school district for Payton getting in to Pre Pre Preschool??? I think its the grade before preschool and we are getting him in early. He will receive not only more interaction with children but he will get more speech and occupational therapy. In the last few weeks (after many hours with daddy and many tantrums, face hidings (or trying to completely disappear as seen in the picture below), and head bangings ) we are finally starting to learn some new words thanks to our sign language cards. We have a 2 hour evaluation friday and then we will go from there. Its always hard to watch these meetings because Payton looses it and gets overwhelmed so quickly but at least now we are on the right track. It's hard because sometimes he seems so normal and happy and in a second he's laying on the floor punching himself for no reason and i just cant imagine him at school, alone, it sickens me but i know he will adjust.
He also got approved for DDD although that sounds more like a wrestling move than a helping organization. There is a chance the school psychiatrist can administer the Autism spectrum test which will help us out financially. We appreciate all your support and appreciate the prayers.
Family prayer
"Lord, We all love Payton so much. Wrap him up and give him peace. Thank you for blessing us with such a special child. Please grant us more patience and thicker skin so we can help to better understand him and the reactions of those outside of our house. Payton, You are so special and gifted and I know it will be scary, even for us, but we will make it through. And they even said you can ride the little bus which is good because there isn't much room on Daddys bike." So cute and yes he does have a couple black eyes. He got really overwhelmed at target the other day and started hitting himself in the eye. Its terrible to watch and i just dont know what to do.

Payton hiding after one of our learning sessions turned ugly.
Sometimes he needs quiet time but this supprised even me.


~ april said...

We'll be praying for Friday. Hopefully Payton won't put any wrestling moves on them during the DDD!!! Haha! :)

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