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user1490708830 Tue 28-Mar-17 16:46:27

My son (6) is seeing the ed psych in school this week however most of his ticks/meltdowns/obsessions/collections/non stop talking/clicking noises etc happwn outside of school so im worried if she just watches him for an hour in his class she will think hes fine as his teacher says hes top of the class in everything and has no trouble doing his work, the only problems he has at school are fighting/arguements on the yard so they put him in nurture room instead, and actually going into school! ive written a 4 page essay on him i hope they will take this into consideration, has anyone else had a similar experience pls confused

BackforGood Fri 31-Mar-17 17:04:23

Ed Psychs gather as much information as they can, before writing their reports. This will include talking / listening to staff, to the child, and to the family.
However, they will be looking at barriers to him accessing education. If he is not only fully accessing everything, but excelling at everything, then the report should reflect that.

blaeberry Tue 11-Apr-17 07:42:29

I presume you are concerned about Autism? Autism is a medical diagnosis so you will need to see a doctor. Go to your GP with a list of your concerns and ask to be referred to the autism diagnostic pathway in your area - this could be camhs or a developmental paediatrician. They will probably ask for input from school but masking in school is a well-known concept. School have obviously seen some problems around unstructured activities if they are putting him in the nurture room.

FreshStartTutoring Sun 16-Apr-17 14:05:08

Yes, the Educational Psychologist will (if appropriate) seek to gather information in your home environment, which however still does not guarantee that they will be party to any of the behavioural concerns that you have experienced. Also 6 years old is very young (but not unheard of) for a diagnosis to be given, so do not be dismayed if they do not attach a disorder to your child, but instead use the strategies and guidance they offer to remove your child's negative barriers. I'm a SENCO in a secondary school and therefore am aware of the benefits (in terms of access to services) that having a diagnosis can offer, however I ALWAYS recommended that parents tread very carefully when they begin dialogue with professions and appreciate that what may seem like an impossible hurdle to overcome can actually be resolved with simple and consistently applied strategies. Good luck and stay positive!

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