Focus: So I have been taking Ritalin for a few weeks now and I have to say I am more focused when I use it. I can focus longer and therefor get more done in a day which makes me very happy :)
I will have an appointment with my doctor this week to test my bloodpressure etc and I will probably am going to use concerta instead of ritalin for the future. It is the same medicine but it lasts 12 hours and ritalin lasts 4 hours. I have to say that in the first two weeks after 4 hours I felt the rebound effect but not anymore so i guess it is true that it is working good after two weeks.
Tears: Anthony will be going to high school next year and he had to make a test(NIO) to see where he is capable of going to. We got the test results on Friday and when I saw it I broke down and cried out of sadness and frustration. Anthony thought he did very badly but he did the opposite he did great, no better then great, he got HAVO advice, which is pretty high. The reason why i broke down was that I have for years been tellinghis teachers that they are not getting out of him what is inside of him, that he is capable of more then what they offer him, that he is not challenged and that he is kept lazy and that Anthony doesn't mind that at all. They never listened and now to see that I have been right all along is so painfull for me because even if he wanted to go to a normal HAVO class he couldn't because he is so far behind in everything.
So just before he got the results I went to a school that is perfect for kids like Anthony that are behind with schoolthings and have learning problems like dyslexy and such. He could go there for one to 3 years and they will work with these kids hard to get them up to the same level as other kids so they can go to a normal school after one to 3 years and blend in with the rest without being different. The classes are small 15 kids max. So compared with 30 kids in a regualr school that is a big plus coming from a school with 9 kids in his class. Also a dyslexia coach in each class(halleluja!)
Sounds perfect right? well not so. They do not take kids with HAVO advice. TL is the highest class they have(one below HAVO). So now I have to go through a commission(and I am not so fond of commisions due to the horrible expreience I had with them last time) again to try to get Anthony in this TL class becuase a regular HAVO class even if it is a smaller class at a regular school is too big of a change for him and will not due. So today I will be calling Anthony's school to make an appointment because I have had it. No more doing nothing, playing on his DS and attending all these fun classes(technics, sports, cooking and drawing, etc, etc) but start challenging him, learning him new things and pushing him to do more, simply because he CAN! He told me that they started for the 3rd time the same English class(in 1,5 years time) and he was sick of it. It are only words and he is pretty good at English and just needs to learn more then just words. He is also not reading any books sinds he started school and he is dyslextic!!! Last year at the computer lessons they had they had to type a piece of text over from a piece of paper and who was finished could go online to do games. I mean come on!!! It is more like let's keep these kids entertaint and that is it. So frustrating because when you tell them you want more or tell them how you feel they always come up with excuses and not with change. well no more! I have had it and I want my son to learn things from now of on!