Elias has had an extraordinarily good year in kindergarten. A small class coupled with a caring teacher, with a background in special education, who also has a son with SPD , has made all the difference for a fruitful adjustment to school and its demands. The beginning of the year was fraught with an inability to stay seated, endless nailbiting, calling other children names that he thought were descriptive, such as "chubby" but were socially unacceptable. Now his teacher reports that Elias can accomplish a task, he is reading beautifully, and his mastery of all kinds of ideas and integrating them in the classroom is above and beyond where he began. Elias seems to have made some friends, too, despite some of his social difficulties like talking at his friends, instead of with them, and living a lot of his life in his imagination.