Today is William's last day of term. He's had a fantastic teacher this year. She has worked so hard to support his eating in school and has worked wonders. She has made him some amazing charts and bought in systems that have helped him to focus on his work with the promise of computer time to look at his beloved kings and queens afterwards. Wills has come on so far. He is way behind with his motor control but can write his name pretty well now.
The most amazing thing is that, over the last few months, he has talked more and more about his friends and the games they play and playtime. For the first time, he is well enough this year for a birthday party and has listed the children he really calls his friends to invite. In the past, he was focused on the adults in the classroom.
A lot of this is down to this amazing teacher (following on from the fantastic groundwork his previous teacher made) and the classroom assistants. The really sad thing is that his teacher is leaving today and his classroom assistants are changing. Thankfully, William is happy about his new teacher as he's had her for humanities this year - his favourite subject. His current teacher has made him a fantastic social story about the changes. It's especially sad to say goodbye to someone who has helped our children with addition needs. It's so much more than just the education. She has helped William become the confident little boy he is at the end of this year, a very different child to the one she met in September.