Paediatric Assessment

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fofo2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 12:21:39

Hi I am trying to get some advice for a friend who does not have access to a pc. She has a 3 year old boy who does not talk as well as children of his age. He is at the stage where he repeats everything which I think children start to do a bit earlier than 3. However, he is also not potty trained and instead of asking to go to the toilet now and again he constantly, particularly when he is frustrated, but never does anything. He will also get upset and use all the sentences he knows like - want apple, want to go toilet, want to play train to the point she is not sure what he wants to do. Whenever I see him I think he is improving and he did ask me the other day if we were going out? My friend thinks his progress is too slow and thinks he might need help in nursery this sept. She wants to get a paediatric assessment done on him. I dont know if this is a good or bad idea since I dont know what it involves and whether it will label him through his school years? What I want to find out for her is, can he get help in nursery without the paediatric assessment and also what does a paediatric assessment involve? Thanks fofo

MrsWinnibago Mon 25-Aug-14 15:28:23

If he gets a diagnoses of some kind, it is not a label but a diagnoses...and a Diagnoses can get him access to speech therapy and other support which if he needs them are his right.

Of course an assessment is a good thing. He probably would be assesed within school if she does not get the ball rolling now....and that could delay him enormously.

Get him done now via the GP. Then he will be placed on waiting lists immediately he is in the system.

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