I have just finished a long letter to the head master at my children’s school. “Boo” will start in a zero-class there this autumn. But since he has such bad speech problems and delayed speech, a lot will be required from the school. The pre-school has been working hard with him this year. The special education teacher only goes to there once every three weeks which in a way is useless. More time ought to have been given to him. But in these days, when all countries are in deep financial crises, the cut backs hurt the children the most. Every two months, I have taken him to the speech therapist, for a year now, that runs his tests and then points out everything “Boo” does wrong. Every two months, the pre-school teacher or the special ed teacher or both, have then joined us all, to get the results and get tips on how to help him. They have created games and all sorts of things. But progress is all the same, very slow. Maybe because the special ed teacher comes so seldom and maybe because Montessori after all, is all about the child learning on it’s own.
Soon it’s time for the pre-school to hand over the job to the school and they want a hand over meeting. The speech therapist told us during the Easter week that he has quit his job, so another speech therapist will take over. Great! Why didn’t he say that sooner, so they new one could have tested “Boo” instead? He also said he wanted “Boo” to be tested again at the end of May. And that pre-school teacher, special ed teachers from both schools, and the school teacher he will have this autumn, ought to be there and that could be the hand over meeting as well.
The new speech therapist phoned me Friday and said she has no intention what so ever, to test “Boo” before October/November! But sure, we can all meet as long as “Boo” is not coming along. I told her it must be before 1st June because after that I have no babysitting for him! Yesterday, the appointment time came. 13th June! I have no babysitting for him then. And if she is not going to test him, why should the pre-school people come at all? They heard everything from Jonas and do not need to hear this Agneta sit and read Jonas’ notes loud! The pre-school wanted a separate hand over meeting anyway and to make the school people take off two times… Well, let’s say, I do not think THAT will happen. I phoned the speech therapist and got to talk to the secretary, that can not do anything before she has discussed it, with this Agneta. I have a bad stomach ache now. To try to get five people’s schedules to fit, is a nightmare and why, exactly WHY, has that job fallen on my shoulders?
So, I wrote a lengthy letter to the head master, to find out what they feel willing to take part in. I guess I should have phoned him but my telephone phobia got the better of me! Some time during the day, the secretary of the speech therapist will phone. Long sigh!!!! “Scotty” beam me up please!