Lincoln started school again and he is in the same class as last year, the Pre-school Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). He has been making lots of progress verbally and academically. His teachers have said that he still is a little behind in his speech, but he is ahead of his age group academically. Right now, he has three teachers and about 6 or 7 kids in his class. He is attending the Pre-K class every day for about 30 minutes, but his teacher, Ms. Tina, wants to increase his time in Pre-K to an hour. We'll see how his does in a class with two teachers and 18 or 19 kids. Either he will flourish or he won't. We'll see...
His teachers are amazing!! Ms. Tina and Ms. Hollie were with him last year and now he also has Ms. Carmen helping too. They really CARE about the kids in their class. I can tell because I've seen them talking to and dealing with the kids, and they are tremendous!! They really care about Lincoln and how he is progressing. We feel so blessed to have them working with Lincoln. I can see a huge difference in his behavior and speech. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
We also just had Lincoln tested for food allergies. We knew he was allergic to peanuts, which was confirmed, but we also found out that he is slightly allergic to milk, soy, and egg whites, which basically excluded all dairy products. He is already on a Gluten-free diet but now we have to remove all dairy, egg, and codfish too. He is slightly more allergic to codfish (fish sticks, etc) than milk and eggs. I really need to do my homework to research in order to provide dinner for a month with all these restrictions. We take it away for a month, then introduce each one back into his diet to see how he reacts to it. Wish us luck!!!