Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Socks have stolen the limelight...

...from my Sampler Stole. It hit me earlier today that the deadline for my Sockapaloooza socks is fast approaching, and I am not even to the heel of the first one. So I guess I need to spend more time on it than just at work or during speech therapy, which means the stole will just have to wait for a little bit. At the rate I'm going on the stole, it'll make a great Christmas gift for someone special!

And to those who are wondering how Hayden's interview went yesterday: it didn't go very well, at least not in my eyes. He's just not a good interviewer or test taker. Every time he's had an evaluation done, I've thought he could've done much better. Yesterday he wasn't answering questions I KNOW he knew the answers to, and I was/am afraid that he came across as just a bump on a log. Actually, he was more than just a bump on a log - maybe a bump on a log who really enjoyed making faces in the 1-way window that separated the observation area from the evaluation room. (He loves to look at himself or dance in front of a mirror. Why not? If I were as cute as he is, I'd want to look at myself all day too.) I was supposed to stay in the observation area, but after hearing, "Where's Mommy?" 10 times, the clinician suggested I quietly sit on the couch in the room with him. It was so frustrating to sit there and not be able to say anything because I knew I could ask him the questions in a way that he might've answered them. I left there feeling glad that DH wasn't with me (he tends to get more depressed about our situation than I do) and paranoid that they think I'm some disillusioned, desperate mother trying to get her son into camp. I turned in the form that Hayden's kindergarten teacher filled out, telling them that I read what she wrote and I really don't think he displays the behavior she says he does (he supposedly throws temper tantrums at school - I haven't seen him throw what I think is a temper tantrum since he was 2 1/2) and that his assistant, who is around him way more than the teacher is, agrees with me and that she was supposed to write a little note about her perceptions to accompany the teacher's form but she must've forgotten. Then after the interview, I told them that I don't think that was very indicative of how he really is, he's usually much more responsive, and that he doesn't have this separation problem when he goes to school or to his autism therapy group. Anyway, we're supposed to get a letter in a week or so telling us if we're in and the if so, the particulars. At this point, I really don't know what that letter will say. Cross your fingers!

2 comments:

michelleknits said...

Wishing both of you the best of luck!

Jen said...

Hmm, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and your family. I hope the assistant can put in a good word for Hayden now.