Erin, I agree that individualized instruction makes such a huge difference. Your school does sound great and I'm so glad you have it as an option for your kids.
Bridget, grrr at DBF! He just makes me more and more angry. I was going to say a few other choice words, but erased them. You get the picture.
It's funny, I was doing some reading for professional development last night and there was a section on the development of play skills in infants/toddlers. As I was reading, I realized I was thinking of where my dogs fell in terms of the skills described! For example, one early play style that kids learn is to interact with an object in a simple pattern - such as putting in/taking out toys repeatedly. N loves to take his stuffed elephant and put it in my purse, or in a box, or wherever he can find. I had never thought of that in terms of play skills - and I have to say I think that's pretty smart for a dog. But maybe I'm biased. G doesn't play that way. There are so many things I can see my dogs doing that are skills I assess kids for - such as following simple directions, joint attention, turn-taking, following a point, etc. I know I'm crazy.
Suja, I actually would believe that about essential tremors. Since you have a medical reason, go for it!
Me (40) DH (47) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12