Referral to Community Paeditrician.

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Misspixietrix Mon 07-Apr-14 23:57:01

Sorry if this has been done to death already but this is my first post and I'm dipping my toes in the water so to speak. To cut a long story short I've had some concerns niggling feelings!! about ds for a year or so now. Where his behaviour can no longer be described as just a phase. His behaviour has gotten worse at school to the point where he's longest meltdown was over an hour long at the headteacher (The class's TA is the only one that can calm him Down) and he recently ran off from class too because his routine had been changed last minute (not complaining - just trying to illustrate how it is the 'little things' that set him off) Thankfully it is fob entry so didn't get very far but these accompanied with his speech delay etc have prompted the sens team to suggest a GP visit. The School sent a letter home in support detailing their concerns to give to GP and I did one with triggers etc. GP has referred Ds to the Community Paeditrician and has also noted that he more than possibly can not hear properly neither sad Other Issues include being very sensitive to noise. Hitting his head repeatedly when trying to calm himself Down/self soothe and also chewing the heck out the back of his hand! My question is what normally happens at a Community Paeds referral? Is it Tests/or games for example. Sorry if this is long and garbled but if you want any more information I will try my best! smile oh he's 5 by the way.

PolterGoose Thu 10-Apr-14 10:04:46

Hi pixie my ds's first paed appointment included general physical checks and taking a history and listening to my concerns.

It sounds like your ds has a lot of sensory difficulties, have you seen the book 'The Out of Sync Child'? It's very good.

If you're not already, keep a detailed diary, this will help you remember stuff when you see the paed but also will help you spot patterns and triggers.

You might find you get more replies on the SN Children's topic smile

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