All emerging?

(17 Posts)
Wozald1989 Tue 15-Jul-14 13:56:11

My little girl is one of the eldest in her year, I have had letters home throughout the year about interventions she has been receiving with maths and writing. Now it's come to te end of reception and her report says she has all emerging!
Had a 5 min appointment with her teacher - which turned into a 20 min chat as there was no appointments for a while after me.
She has some concerns about her concentration, focus, easily distracted, very forgetful.
She said she will need extra help next year.
Also she is still day wetting and under the school nurse, obviously I have some concerns about year one.
What extra help do you think she will receive? I think she has sen and her teacher said she may end up on the register next year.
What can I do to help her?

Heels99 Tue 15-Jul-14 13:57:14

Have you had her assessed for SEN? That may be first step?

Wozald1989 Tue 15-Jul-14 14:05:37

Would that be something the school will do

Heels99 Tue 15-Jul-14 14:08:37

Have you asked them?

Wozald1989 Tue 15-Jul-14 14:15:24

They just mentioned to me the other day about this, they said they will put support in place for her for year 1, that they will see how she gets on

lougle Tue 15-Jul-14 14:22:45

How does school's perception of her for with what you see at home?

Wozald1989 Tue 15-Jul-14 14:31:24

Sorry I don't understand the question

lougle Tue 15-Jul-14 23:33:33

That's because a bit got chopped out!

I meant, does it surprise you that they think she's struggling, or did you have concerns yourself? Would you say that you have concerns generally, or is she only struggling with school?

ouryve Tue 15-Jul-14 23:53:00

Assessments for SN often start in a medical capacity, via a referral to a paediatrician or CAMHS. Schools can refer for some issues, but things tend to be slow going. The best starting point for a school age child is usually your GP. Sight and hearing tests are important with these sorts of concerns, too. It's hard to learn things and to concentrate when you can't see or hear clearly.

Does she have any other issues which may be relevant? Is she OK socially? What about her sensory balance? Does she have big issues with foods, clothes or noises, for example.

Wozald1989 Wed 16-Jul-14 09:09:37

I do have some concerns, she has trouble falling asleep and can wake up to 10 times a night.
She has no sense of danger- would touch oven/ iron to see if it's hot
Will wander off when we are out- or run off
Will talk to strangers- hug them
Easily frustrated
Doesn't understand personal space
Wets day and night and occasional soiling
Needs routine or will have tantrums
I feel her general understanding is delayed- have to explain things very simple
She zones out (will take 5-10 mins to realise that someone has got in the car)
Slightly delayed speech still (ear 1- year1) (ganana-banana)
Doesn't use correct tenses or sexes

Can't believe how big that list is now looking at it

Wozald1989 Wed 16-Jul-14 09:11:03

Oh and takes things (steals) used to from shops now from school

callamia Wed 16-Jul-14 09:17:29

It sounds like talking this through with your GP, and asking to see a paediatrician might be a good start. The school appear to be putting things in place, and taking your daughter seriously - this is good news. However, it's worth keeping a close eye on her progress toward targets. It may be that in the future she will need more support than is currently being put in place. It sounds like the school will monitor this, but it won't do any harm for you to have a clear idea about what the plans and targets are too.

lougle Wed 16-Jul-14 09:54:28

To be honest, it sounds like you have more than enough grounds to request a referral to a developmental paediatrician. Be aware that while school will try to help your dd, they can't instigate medical input. If I were you I'd make an appointment and ask to be referred -the waiting list will be long and it may take until mid way through year 1 to see someone.

RiversideMum Sun 20-Jul-14 07:28:43

I think the school has been a bit slow off the mark to be honest. Has she had hearing and sight tests? Long sight in particular gets missed in school tests. Has she had a speech and language assessment? To get emerging across the board, your child is in the bottom 4% for the end of EYFS. Whilst this does not necessarily indicate SEN, as a teacher, I'd be pushing for possibilities to be eliminated.

sewingandcakes Sun 20-Jul-14 07:34:22

I agree with PP that taking to her to your GP and asking for a referral to a developmental paediatrician is the best route to go down. Things take a long long time to happen and as you have a list of concerns at home, I think you need to get the ball rolling. I was called in for a chat at school with ds1 when he was in reception, and it is only now that he is 8, nearly 9, that he is undergoing assessment. Things moved a lot quicker when I took him to the GP.

Wozald1989 Sun 20-Jul-14 19:53:31

She had the school hearing and sight tests, she got 20/20 vision.
Her teacher has said she will need things like reminder cards in her drawer to help her remember the end of school routine as she needs help with it everyday and still ends up coming out without half her things

Tambaboy Mon 21-Jul-14 10:58:07

Wozald1989, I agree with all the previous posters that recommended going to GP and asking for a referral to developmental paed. Take a list of all your concerns and don't take a no for an answer. You don't need to take your DD to the appointment, tbh it's best if you don't, you'll be able to talk freely that way. Make an appointment as soon as possible as waiting lists are generally very long.

The sort of thing the school can help with are visual schedules, breaking down of tasks, individual and small group support, social skills group, help with transitions etc.

Best of luck.

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