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Becoming less focused

I need to simplify my direction in life, yet I seem to be only making it more complex. I have an awful lot of business cards for an unemployed person.

My new thing is that I want to become a substitute teacher. Did you know I am even qualified to become an actual teacher here? Texas doesn't require an education degree - just a college degree and then a teaching certification. Strange. Anyway, I'm really looking into the sub thing. Could I be a bit more scattered?

I'm getting really antsy for the week to hurry up and be over. Thursday I have an interview for managing a network group and then Friday is my followup with my doctor. I'm anxious about both. Then on Saturday we start Matthew in his HOLYHELLEXPENSIVE 'developmental difficulties' center. He'll be in a group called Rollercoaster Kids where they work on social skills, friend connections, dealing with emotions and other related skills. Here a snippet from the Warren Center web site:

Our Rollercoaster Kids (RCK) program provides help to children ages 3 to 16 and their families. Services may be provided in a variety of settings and are designed to help children who have difficulties with self-regulation, sensory-regulation, behavior, attention, over- or under-activity, and relating to others.

Our professionals use a trans-disciplinary approach with each child. To meet the child's needs, a minimum of two disciplines will work with each child during play-based assessments, and in the planning stages of the therapy program. Also, each pediatric professional will perform as a consultant as needed.

I have great hopes for this one in helping us help Matthew.

I guess Friday is the highest stress-factor. The results of all of those tests I had will be back and I'll find out what my short- and long-term verdict is. I just hope it isn't another situation where the tests only cause more questions to come up, which means more tests and more waiting.


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Jan. 13th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Subbing isn't a bad deal; I know a couple of moms that do that. My aunt didn't like it because she felt that she couldn't adequately discipline the students for messing with her, but she now works with adults as a nationally-certified quilting teacher.

After looking at the Rollercoaster Kids pages, I fit almost all the list items for a sensory regulatory disorder. If it were a little closer to me, I would jump at volunteering there to do clerical work; I'm good at that kind of repetitive task and during TAKS testing there isn't as much for me to do at Laurel's school.
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
when you sub, just be picky! i'm still unemployed as well and have been subbing here in illinois (just like texas, doesn't require anything but a 4-year degree--and they don't even train. weird!). only problem is that they always try to stick you with the crappy classes. so don't just take what they want to give you if you don't feel up to it. believe me, i learned that lesson fast.

otherwise, here's hoping everything else goes your way, both with matthew and your tests!!
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