THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Elijah finally did it! He made it to level 5 in his classroom! Just a review, he has been in this class since Dec. 2, 2008....that's 2008 and has never made level 5. He started with level 1 way back then and has bounced between levels 1-3 all that time until he finally made level 4 back in December 2009. It has taken a lot of work on his part to get there, but it has also taken a lot of work by his teacher. I have had to really educate the school on how to best handle Elijah and his tourette syndrome, OCD and ADHD.
The teacher spoke to someone who is an expert on tourette syndrome and got some great ideas. They will be implemented next week. I am sure there are still rough days ahead, but I hope we are on the right path now.