Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A child hold

As many of you know, I work at Godwin in the Early Special Education program. I spend my time working with children who are developmentally delayed, whether social, emotional, physical or mental challenges.

It is a joy to work with them most days!

Today, was a day that tested my patience for sure... We have an individual student whom throws huge aggressive tantrums. He borders Emotionally Impaired or the Autism Spectrum disorder. .He is only 4 and it too young for a diagnose yet...

On a normal day he is throwing his body, yelling or pushing.. Today was no exception to a normal day.. However, he punched me and then I had to do what is called a "child position hold" which protects him and other students... He was extremely aggressive and angry today..

Well, documentation and a call home is the protocol for this situation. Mom was angry. She came and picked him up. I don't think he will return to school tomorrow.. She was pretty upset.. She has not come to grips that her child has a problem... It is sad and heart breaking for me... Especially, since I was the one to do it.. It always seems like it is me dealing with these crazy situations..

Anyways.. That was part of the bad day.. I have a lot more to say, but I am trying to rejoice that is almost the end of the week!

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