So we are soon to be starting the summer. A period in which my wife has full intentions of doing everything in her power to increase our son’s ability in speech and writing and we will monitor and hopefully curb some of his violent tendencies when upset.
My wife is having some incredibly luck in breaking through his speech barrier tho he has not developed clear words they are understandable. We are not at sentences yet one and two words at a time are the best he can do but anything is an improvement over no speech at all.
On the issue of his violence it is interesting to monitor where it comes from. At home we get at most one episode a day and realistically we can usually go two or three days without an episode. At school on the other hand he has the tendency to strike out at least once and often twice a day. Now not all of these episodes are actually rough enough to hurt, but they are of a concern.
What has been my opinion for a while is that where he is in his first year they are trying to get him to conform to “school routine” and my belief is that instead of working on one thing at a time, they are instead pushing him on everything at once and accomplishing nothing but frustration.
Basically we are hoping this summer for a clue that we are right (or wrong) and then move on to working with the school (or on the school as the case may be) to develop a plan that works to continue to move him forward from what we manage to develop over the summer.