If you have someone who was diagnosed with autism, you know how it feels.
It’s really a difficult situation to hear that someone you love has such health condition. But, you can ease your fear and confusion little bit by knowing everything about the disorder and where to get help.
Ben Twist is an 11-year-old child who lives with autism. One day, Ben gave his mother, Gail a letter after he failed the SAT test and she was baffled with it.
She thought that the letter stated that Ben needs to work harder to improve his grades, but the letter was completely different from what she thought.
His teacher has given him an awe-inspiring letter instead of the fact that he failed his SAT tests.
Mrs. Clarkson wrote a letter that let him know just how skilled he is, and what exactly he brings to the table.
The letter reads:
I am writing you to congratulate you on your attitude and success in completing your end of key stage SATs.
Gil, Lynn, Angela, Steph and Anne have worked so well with you this year and you have made some fabulous progress.
I have written to you and your parents to tell you the results of the tests.
A very important piece of information I want you to understand is that these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities. They are important and you have done so well, but Ben Twist is made up of many other skills and talents that we at Lansbury Bridge see and measure in other ways.”
Ben’s mom Gail was crying while reading the letter.
There was a list of things Ben was good at, things that a usual school test can’t measure in Mrs. Clarkson’s letter.
“Other talents you have that these tests do not measure include: -Your artistic talents, your ability to work in a team, your growing independence, your kindness, your ability to express your opinion, your abilities in sports, your ability to make and keep friends, your ability to discuss and evaluate your own progress, your design and building talents, and your musical ability.
We are so pleased that all of these different talents and abilities make you the special person you are and these are all of the things we measure to reassure us that you are always making progress and continuing to develop as a lovely, bright young man.
Well done Ben, we are very proud of you.
Having someone like Mrs. Clarkson is really a treasure! Even though it’s really easy to send a letter to Ben, she knows how to deal with a child like Ben.
If Ben could obey his teacher’s words and remembers that his value should never be measured by the results of a school test, he would be a good person one day.
Mrs. Clarkson deserves widespread praise and recognition. So please share this with your friends.
source used: dailypositiveinfo.com