Here some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

Ok where do i go from here?

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shazzarooney99 Wed 15-Jul-15 20:00:02

Ok to cut a long story short my son is nearly 8 weve always had a hard time with him, he had 1-1 all the way through nurseryy and help through most classes till year 2, now hes coping fine at school and not at home.

Previously we have been told he has autistic traits and sensory issues,had been told it would be hfa depending on what school saod but shes not had info back from school thats how the traits came around.

Anyway lifes been awful, teacher said to me she thinks hes on the spectrum, i went into school and said id had enough, they got a private OT in whos said in as many words he has SPD.

As my sons threatening to kill himself we got another referal to Cahms who have now sent a report back saying he should be assessed for Autism.

So what do i do now? do i wait till we see the peadatrician again? go to my gp? what do i do about the Spd? will someone get an OT for that?

PolterGoose Wed 15-Jul-15 21:46:32

In all honesty, whether you end up with him having assessments or not, you will be the one planning and implementing whatever programmes, strategies and interventions he needs. Please don't wait for the 'professionals' to sort this, you're the person who knows him best and spends the most time with him, work out how to use that time as best you can. Assessments can be really helpful and good ones mean we can support our kids better, but it's rare they're followed up with any decent or lasting interventions.

It's shit, but it's how it is, we just have to get on with it.

shazzarooney99 Wed 15-Jul-15 22:01:01

Well i have a sensory pod for him, started a sensory diet, have a visual time table, what else can i do better so his behavior is better at home?

PolterGoose Wed 15-Jul-15 22:02:54

Did you look at any of the resources I mentioned before? The Explosive Child book is a really good starting point.

I do know how overwhelming this is, for me I had to read and learn and try things out and see what worked, and it has worked, you can do it too smile

shazzarooney99 Thu 16-Jul-15 07:55:41

I have looked into them, its just very hard as i am working too.

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