We went over to Porter’s school today to visit a new class they’re proposing for him. His friend T.J. recently moved to this school so one benefit is that he already knows at least one of the kids in the class, which should ease the transition. Apparently, the new class will also challenge him more in social settings and with the use of his language, especially his pragmatics. It looks a lot like his old class. According to his new teacher, they do a lot of the same things but with an emphasis on independence and solving problems in real time rather than in therapy sessions. After talking it over this morning, Sarah and I have decided to have him start transitioning into the new class. We believe it will be good for him to continue building his relationship with his new best friend — a first — and also the idea of challenging him to do more himself seems like a sound one.
Alice visiting Porter’s new classroom. (That’s T.J. on the very left of the photo.)