Well my life is, if not everyones. And my life is about to make a huge change. My grand daughter is high functioning autistic. She is having so many problems in the class room at school she is going to have to be home schooled. She is fine 1 on 1, it is the social interaction that causes problems. Plus she is so clever that school work, for her age group, is boring. That means she is disruptive. I am going to have to take on the teaching role, if not all the time, for a good part of it. I never expected or wanted this to happen but there is nothing I can do about it. It is just how it is.
Luckily for me I am a trained teacher so I know what to expect, or I think I do. The next few weeks, which are school holidays, are going to be spent preparing the curriculum. I know from the experience of lock down that she can finish a full day's work in an hour, so the lessons from distance education will not be a problem. It is keeping her extended that is going to be taxing and I will have to design the learning myself.
Her physical co ordination is not good, in fact it is terrible. We will be doing a lot of sewing I think. I have started with this bag, which she found difficult to keep the line straight on the machine but it is serviceable and attractive. She had real trouble cutting out the shapes so cutting out things will be top of the list.
I am going to have to come up with some innovative ways to keep her occupied.