Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Back again

Hello my darlings. I am back again.
I have lost the battle with system. Health authorities indeed do not deal with learning difficulties and school will not fork out the money as well.

I am to go to test my girl privately, which I will of course... just saving funds now, ha ha.

What happened was hundreds of emails, appeals, referrals and re-referrals  and constant rejections. This did not make me too happy obviously and I spent my time moping, not really wanting to talk about it.

Well, I am over that now. New ideas and opportunities, new teacher's view. There is apparently not so much evidence to immediately state that Cirwen has dyscalculia. If she did have a diagnosis, the method of teaching would still stay the same as the maths teacher is a special needs expert in this subject.  She has expressed that Cirwen lacks confidence and that is what stopping her from progressing further.  Here I must agree, that in many cases of homework, she started to panic even before she read the instruction to the task... And then, she calmed down and just.. did it!

I am taking my time now to observe, help gain the confidence and learn, learn learn..

On the bully front we won! Cirwen has been moved to three different classes, where the bullies are not! She is happier than ever. Still the star of the Drama club, started to take Bass Guitar lessons and sings in a choir.
She's busy, creative and smiling again.

 Yesterday was Cirwen's thirteenth birthday. What can I say? EEEK I HAVE A TEENAGE DAUGHTER!!!


  1. OMG, I can't believe you stopped by my blog today and that I stumbled upon yours in return! I'm also going through the special education process with my son and disgraphia/LD with Emotional Disabilities are what we are struggling with.... I'll be back!

  2. Ha ha! I have just stumbled upon yours by a random search and I loved it.

    There are many of us here and I find it's great to read and exchange our experiences, battles won and failed. I'll be in touch too :-)

  3. Glad to have you back Libertine, you have been missed.

    Sorry to hear the battle was lost, the system doesn't work any better in your country than ours.

    But it is good news to hear the bullies are no more. I would think the drama club and music activities would help Cirwen with her confidence. It sounds like she is enjoying all the activity.

    Happy Birthday to Cirwen.

    And my condolences to the mother of a teen, mine is about to turn 21. Yay, we survived the teen years! Good luck to you.

  4. Thank you SQ, you are such a true friend!