Hello I have a 5yr old boy who has been diagnosed with high functioning autism (only slight issues around behavior and speech). He is behind in his reading and phonics, over the school holidays he has caught up with his number recognition but still has issues with letter recognition.
my family who are teachers have been pushing me to repeat him as they think he is not mature enough yet and say he is to far behind that he will sit at the bottom of the class right the way through school which he won’t cope with and act out with bad behavior.
On the other hand the principle of his school has stated they want him to go into a prep/ year 1 class as a grade one but doing prep work and to repeat at the end of year 1.
I don't agree with this because if they turn around and say he has to go on to year2 and can’t repeat he is not only behind but has lost year 1 as well.
Can anyone help with advice there's three weeks until school goes back and I’m stuck?
we are in qld.