Saturday, February 11, 2017

Summary 2016

Jonathan is now an incredible young man. I am so proud of him. He now attends a Catholic High School and really enjoys it. He has a couple of really good friends and other friends he enjoys playing video games with. He is now about 5' 9" tall.

During the past 2 years, he really blossomed. Going to a Catholic school gave him the inner strength he needed to embrace himself and learn self confidence. He did very well as school and required no support. He was given extra time for the tests if he needed it and he advocated for himself when he needed to take it.

In High School, he has adapted well to the routines. His favorite class is string (music). He loves to play the violin and he missed 2 years while he was at middle school. So when he started, he was given the 2nd to last seat in the orchestra. He has now moved up already in the middle of the year and he hopes to move to the first section by the end of 9th grade. He is playing beautifully.

But what is even more interesting is that one of his best subjects is English. Imagine that! English! We were told that he would never speak when he was 3 and later we were told that he would struggle with language because his verbal IQ was 75 at age 8. Now he is getting 99 in English grammar and literature in High School. I wanted him to get an IQ of 100 before he went to college. And although we have not testing him lately, I am sure that he is well over that now. Amazing what he has been able to accomplish. I am very proud of him.

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