What does God do with tangled and mangled lives? How does He get us from a jumbled mess to something that He meant for us to be? You've heard me mention "W" a few times, and I have had jumbled expectations where he is concerned. With five days off from school, I was really anxious to get back into it, but some was with trepidations. He went for more testing last week at a developmental testing center and in my heart, I was praying they would bring back a certain diagnosis - ADD with Aspergers. I was not disappointed. I've suspected this actually since I first started teaching him and have been pushing his father towards evaluations and therapy. It has been a long two years.
Now what? Should my expectations change now that there is an official diagnosis? I'm not sure. I've made so many major modifications as it is and I'm spending an enormous amount of my teaching time focused on him, redirecting, . By the end of the day I'm worn out. I know that when he starts on his ADD meds (his father says that will be next week YIPPEEE!), that will help with the major focus issues, but what about the rest? Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in repetition. Math alone takes 2 hours, his handwriting is that of a 1-2nd grader, after two years of reviewing he still does not know his multiplication tables,...
Please God help me with this tangled boy that needs my help. Please show me what to do without losing my mind. Please show me how to reach him, sometimes I'm at a loss of knowing if I'm heading in the right direction.