My DD2 was dx with Global Development Delay several years ago. She is now 13 years old. She has learning difficulties but a lot of people wouldn't know it. She looks and acts outwardly normal. She does a sport that is not typically associated with disabled people. She has lax ligaments making dressing particularly for the sport that she does hard.
It has been suggested that she join a special Olympics club. Problem is criteria, people who benefit from special Olympics have an IQ of 75 or less. And we must produce evidence that she fits that benchmark. Anymore than 75 she will be disqualified.
Her SENco can complete the forms. But I want to find out just what her IQ is and then if she fits the bill so be it.
Will I have to pay for an Ed Pscho report? How would I go about arranging that?
I've spoken to the Club, they told me a SENco can complete the form as DD2 does not have a statement. And I'm sure she will be totally professional but I don't want DD's application 'rubber stamped' if she shouldn't really be there. Imagine the humiliation if she went to a competition and the judges said she was too able to be there.
Ask the SENCO if she has a member of staff with APC and a WRIT test who could carry it out. if not, then get in touch with either a Specialist Teacher with APC or Ed Psych locally and ask if they can do it for you. An Ed Psych will use a different test (probably a WISC) but it also provides a general IQ score. Either can provide the score for you.
bloodyteenagers love your name Yes I have read the criteria. And I agree DD2 does meet many of the criteria in which the school wouldn't know about. Doesn't know how to choose correct clothes for weather/activity. Puts clothes in the wash either too soon or has to be told something is too dirty to wear. Still wets herself once or twice a month, always because she won't go to the loo before walking home. Doesn't wash her hair very well, holds the hairdryer but can't direct it towards her hair (the dryer is too heavy for her) doesn't understand how much change she should have if she goes to the shops.
Then there's all the stuff the school is aware of and she gets help for in lessons.
Does anyone have a DC who does special Olympics and is at main steam school? If so, what reaction do they get from NT children?