Friday, January 23, 2009

Now that was a meeting!

I am soooooo very happy
and grateful,thankful, impressed,hopeful,impatient,and ecstatic!
{hmmm,have I laid the praise on a little thick?--nah-- I don't think so}

note to self: When you can't get what you need -- keep asking for help,keep telling people about what you need... focus your positive energy on the task at hand!

Cindy Anderson,the professional Ph.d, I have mentioned before
is simply amazing... "cue the music--We Shall Overcome"
not only did she come to the meeting prepared to lead it -- and lead it she did--
but she also made suggestions that seem to be simply perfect.
She made suggestions in such a way that the people involved didn't feel like ---
their plan was being shredded to pieces! Although-- it was --- so sorry a BAD plan!

It was nice to sit at the table and have my point of view--seen and heard as valid and important-

I still think that the proof will be in the pudding-- ahem...
I am praying that the staff that will be implementing the First Steps to Success
[sorry about the redundant use of success-- but I am thinking positive things only!]
have success with teaching the teacher and -- also showing Shane how best to behave!

Cindy also has some plans and suggestions for at home... she was so sweet to ask if I would like input and suggestions--- I said, "Yes,please--"

We are still using the meds for Shane,but now they will be given in the morning-- so that-- hopefully his behaviors will improve at school and ... also at home!

I felt respected for my comments, apart of the process, and also that the teacher and the principal would do...their best to implement the things that Cindy put on the table.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHoooooooooooooo!
I used to think that people who had PH.d's were smart, but not super relate-able-- I have so say...I was wrong... PH.d's are wonderfully down to earth --
From my ...ahem ...experiences today I would say they....ROCK!

3 comments:

sdwno5 said...

Hey, it's Shelley! I am so glad. Call me/email me with details!!

hennhouse said...

Stacey, I can just feel the confidence in your words here! Yeah!

The Wheelz Are Rolling said...

I am SOO happy for you. It makes all the difference when you feel like you are being heard and respected for your thoughts. I hope every day gets better for you and Shane.

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