neurodivergent kids. Often, their parents will drop them off with an off-hand, “Oh, by the way, my son has autism,” or “My daughter has dyspraxia,” as if this critical information were an afterthought.
It’s also usually stated when we’re about to hit the pool with 20 other kids, most of whom have no desire to behave. My “training” never prepared me for this, but it suddenly became a me-problem.Challenge accepted!I absolutely love my neurodivergent students.
I have one kid who won’t stop ducking underwater while everyone else leans on the edge of the pool watching him. I can be as sarcastic as I like about his behavior because he can’t hear me — he’s underwater.Read more on additudemag.com