Thursday, March 08, 2007

Feeling Tired

As I mentioned in an earlier post I have two little ASD boys that I work with at school. L and N. They are great kids....bright, funny, very interesting little boys. They are on different parts of the spectrum...N is highly intellegent but has virtually no social skills, L is a struggler but hand him some money or machinery and watch him go.

This said, they are very tiring. Each day is a struggle to get these kids to conform to what we believe to be a "normal" school system. Neither of them like to write, but they can tell you exactly what the answers are. We expect them to sit and concentrate on one person in a noisy classroom environment when their brains are running a million miles an hour thinking in leaps and bounds that we can never understand.

I love the challenge and at the moment L is a real challenge, but I am coming home from work exhausted. It's all I can do to keep myself from crashing at 4pm.

I am hoping things settle soon...I am missing my normal routine. LOL