Having read lots of posts on parenting forums and blogs about issues with mainstream schools not meeting the needs of children with SEND, it’s not surprising I was more than a little apprehensive about B going to school.

I hear the other children come out and chatter away to their parents about their day, but all I really have to go on is brief exchanges with his teachers.

” Did you have fun at school today B? ”


I used to ask B the same question after Pre-school and he would always say

“Of course”

Maybe I’m asking the wrong question or maybe schools just not that fun??

Trying to figure out what B actually means can be tricky sometimes. When he requests a certain kind of crisps he does so by saying “yellow”, thankfully it didn’t take me too long to figure that one out.

There are three responses to questions I get from B “No” “Of course” and “So” I still have no idea what B means when he says ‘So’ as it doesn’t seem to bear any relevance to the question.

There were a few wobbles in the first week however he seems happy to go in each day and his beaming smile greets me each afternoon.

So for now I’ll just have to go on B’s behaviour rather than his answers to my questions.