Any ideas on organizational skills?
(Hampton, AR, United States)
My daughter is 10 now and in the fourth grade. She has sensory processing disorder, high functioning autism, complex-partial seizures, moderate receptive-expressive language disorder, and memory disorder. Her teacher has complained about her crying outburst and her organizational skills. Her teacher wrote a note saying she needs to work on her organizational skills and that her desk is very messy on a daily basis. Her teacher told me she doesn't see any thing wrong with her and she is just like every child in the class. She expects the best from my daughter. My daughter is giving her best. A lot of her problems are mild, but she still has problems and when she gets stressed and anxious it exasperates her problems into a full meltdown. I can not get her teacher to understand this.
She also has her work modified, but the way her teacher modifies it is she will add points to her work to where she's not failing or she will send it home for me to teach her. Sometimes it takes a while for her to understand the information and I do not want to spend a hour or two on homework. I feel like they are not teaching her much just scooting her along to where it makes them look good.
My daughters social skills have improved, but I feel as though that is all she is getting from school. I told them that she needs one on one instruction, but they just can't provide that. It is a small school and not enough of teachers. I feel like if her teacher would spend a little more time with Haley she would do better. Like for instance, modify her work the way it needs to be done.
My daughter is in speech and occupational therapy. I have spoken of this problem with her speech teacher, the special education coordinator, not sure where to go next. I did write a note back to her teacher saying I would work on her organizational skills at home. I do not know what I can do at home to help her with keeping her desk neat while she is at school. I have also seen her teachers desk and maybe her teacher could practice what she preaches.