i have a seven year old dependent son with adhd and a "normal" ( sorry really hate this terminology) one year old daughter and they are sharing a bedroom in a small 2 bed house .i often lose sleep at night thinking is my ds or dd ok . is there housing regulations on this subject please help as i dont know what to do really for the best ( i do however feel that my ds needs his own space !!xx
I am trying to move with the local council and for different sex siblings it is they have to be both under 10 so once your ds is 10 you need another bedroom.
Are you renting, private or council or do you own?
MY ds has autism and I have statements from health officials saying that ds is too violent and unpredictable to share with anyone else. It sounds like you might be feeling the same about your ds so I would ask his OT,SW other professionals if they can write some statement backing this up. Also to be on the safeside I would put your dd in with you as at 1 she is very young and could distress him with night wakings. I have my 2 youngest DD's with me for the same reason
ty debs for replying im really not happy with this situation.
to be honest my son is still awaiting a definite diagnoses as the OT AND PEADIATRICIANS are relly dragging their heels but he has been diagnosed with DCD ( which is developmental coordination disorder) his learning level is that of a four year old. but they have said a conners questionnaire will be undertaken but not till nov.
he does have a tendancy to sleep walk and picks her up on numerous occasions to play with her. also i couldnt place her in my room as we just dont have the space unfortunately.
The school are putting together a formal statement will this help move things along with paediatricians and getting the conners questionnaire sorted as im really at the end of my tether.
my son often gets roughly 10 hours sleep a night is this enough??