I wish my grandchildren's teachers would obtain more training and use less sarcasm in the classroom.
I am grandma and have 3 grandchildren with Autism. Brighton is 11 years old, in grade 5, and diagnosed with Asperger's. Easton is 8 years old, in grade 3, and diagnosed high functioning Autistic. He also has a service dog. Aspynne is 6 years old, in S.K. and she is in the process of diagnosis. She has many markers.
They all go to a Catholic School in Ontario.
So far the boys have I.P.R.C'S and IEP'S to help the teachers/E.A.'s with their individual learning.
They all have sensory issues and eccentricities . Being wet, lighting, foods, textures, crowds, smells, biting . They don't get adages and sometimes humour.
My oldest grandson, Brighton has the most issue with his teacher, Mr. B. Brighton can not distinguish between jokes/humour and takes it as a personal attack. He doesn't get adages either. I think his teacher is trying to be funny....that being said, Brighton would love it to stop and so would I. He feels he's being made fun of and when the rest of the class laughs at the joke.... Brighton thinks they are laughing at him. He is very intelligent and has good marks. He's also very sensitive. He suffers from anxiety and depression and takes meds for it.
I wish they had workshops on Autism that the teachers would learn from. Brighton learns his own way and even if you think he's not listening...he's taking all of it in .
Easton is a very lovable easy going little boy. He seems to enjoy school and has good marks. He really doesn't complain about being there.
Last year the boys went through some bullying which was very hard on them.
Aspynne is having a great time in school with good reports.
My grandchildren are amazing little people! They teach me things! They are a joy to be around and I love them more than my life!
We try to help them understand their feelings and how to cope in a way they understand . We have gone to workshops and lots of hands on experience....but the learning never ends!