Public School and my PDD NOS 5 yr old

Vasha - posted on 09/18/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My five year old son was diagnosed with PDD NOS at 3 years. We enrolled in a Montessori School that had a total of 5 kids but was very expensive. With the individual attention he excelled and for the year he was there the school helped with building his confidence, the ability to adapt to school, his social skills and his general behaviour and attitude. He loved it.



We enrolled him into Public School and he started at the beginning at September. He was ok for the first week but now he is very afraid because one of the teachers are very loud and he has trouble dealing with her. He now cries every morning before school and he is now making friends. I would like any ideas or suggestions that i can use to help him deal with the situation.



I do not want to be overly protective of him because he will need to learn to deal with loud, strict people at some point in his life and it is best he starts now.

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Christy - posted on 09/26/2012

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Social is the biggest part of PDD.nos. Academically the biggest problem is learning to cope with the distractions and people. It can be overwhelming. That is why it is important for them to be in public school to learn to cope with it. Also the school should have and individualized educational plan for your child. Never trust the school to do everything. Make sure you stay and there backs to get everything done that needs to be done. If you don't feel there doing enough see of theres a local autism help group in your are. All I can say is research research and more research. Study ad research even after you feel you know more then the experts. Your child did better in the school with only 5 kids because he did not have to work on the social interaction and now overwhelmed with it. Its a royal pain I know but you alone have to be the number one spokesperson for your child. Also no one knows your child better then you do. Good luck.

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