Our little men started school this year scheduled to attend special education class most of the time. Nicolas could barely speak (a few words) and Seth was clearly lagging behind most his age.
After 4 - 6week sessions they are markedly improved. Both have been subjectively graded by their Kindergarten teachers (they still attend a small portion of special ed) as "meeting grade level expectations".
Nicolas "demonstrated high achievement of grade level expectations" in the following areas:
- Identifies & reads at least 25 high frequency words
- Writes first & last name appropriately
- Counts numbers orally to 100
- Recognizes & names 2D figures
Although Nick has a long ways to go.. we really did not expect him to attend Kindergarten at all this year.. let alone hold his own. We could not be more pleased with his steady progress and accomplishment to date.
For those who do not know - Nick did not speak at all until the spring of 2009 (coincidentally - after a few months of high raw diet).
Seth actually scored a bit lower than Nick on the subjective evaluation (different teachers) - but is doing nicely. He is reading fine - but struggles to write well. They are lagging a bit in 'rithmatic.
Both seem to have quite short attention spans and Nick still throws an "autistic fit" on occasion - but nothing like it used to be.
We are proud of them & we tell them ... frequently.
They look healthy and seem to be getting stronger as we progress. This summer should bring rest and additional growth/healing to all of us.
Bless those who influenced us to adopt this lifestyle, and those who are supporting our continued efforts - we would not be here if not for you.
We wish all of you the VERY BEST !
RD & Family (Russ, Yvette, Nick, Seth & Lexy)
No Escape (2015)
2 years ago