Today, D came home with the following note from his teacher:
D. is constantly spitting and noncompliant. He spit on my face once yesterday and once today. I know he did not do it maliciously, but he needs to be explained to and rehearsed repeatedly, "No spitting." He is now spending most of his time giggling, laughing, and making raspberries to distract the whole classroom. It took me 10 minutes to get him to count. Please sit down with him every day and go over "No spitting. D. will do his activity. No laughing. No silly." D. has NO interest in school activities. I am sorry to be so honest.
OK, so I already called the school and asked how I request an official meeting, and they will call me back to schedule one tomorrow. But I'd like to go in with some practical ideas for helping my child succeed, and how to effectively communicate them. I don't see my kid as having no interest in school activities. He resists things that are difficult, but he needs to be pushed. I am all about the pushing. And when pushed, he will usually deliver. His therapists have been impressed with his progress. His geneticist called his delays mild. But a discussion of the teacher's effectiveness won't help me here -- I need really practical solutions.