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Wow! How impressive is this?

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siblingrivalry Wed 10-Nov-10 07:28:25

I had to share this -I'm usually on here moaning about provision in this area.

DD1 (AS) had an OT appointment on Monday. It was a re-referral, as her dyspraxia issues are becoming more apparent as she gets older.

Anyway, we took her for an assessment on Monday morning. I called into school at afternoon pick-up to let them know what had happened and that the OT would be contacting them about going in to observe dd.

Turns out, the OT had rang the school at dinner time to speak to the SENCO and arrange a visit! And that she would be going into school this coming Monday!

I was staggered and really impressed by how quickly it was dealt with. It's not as if it's due to any pressing issues, either, it's quite 'routine' as these things go.

I'm used to waiting for weeks/chasing people up;etc -this really put a smile on my face.

So there is hope -some professionals are as good as their word and really get the ball rolling smile

ShadeofViolet Wed 10-Nov-10 07:45:13

It always restores a little bit of faith when something like this happens

Bluesunbeam Wed 10-Nov-10 07:58:02

smile

yoshysmum Wed 10-Nov-10 10:12:53

smile Great news.

auntevil Wed 10-Nov-10 10:21:45

It makes you lost for words, doesn't it. You get so used to being on the defensive/attack mode, that you forget how to react when something happens just as is said. Buy a lottery ticket as well - today is a good day!

siblingrivalry Wed 10-Nov-10 10:27:45

Lol auntevil, good idea!
It just relieves a little bit of the stress when something goes right -I feel a bit disorientated grin

siblingrivalry Mon 15-Nov-10 11:37:57

Oh FFS! I take it all back.
The OT just rang me, has been in school.

She didn't address any of the reasons for the re-referral (dd's shocking self-organisation, problems with copying from the board,etc).

When I asked her if they had discussed these issues, she sounded surprised-even though we went through them IN GREAT DETAIL just a week ago angry

Sorry for the rant, but I am just so bloody disillusioned.

If you want a job doing etc etc........
Am off to ring school.

Triggles Mon 15-Nov-10 12:36:02

oh no! So sorry - it's all the more frustrating I'm sure as she gave the impression that she was on the ball and going to take care of things!

redhappy Mon 15-Nov-10 12:49:52

Oh no! Did she tell you what they actually did discuss?

siblingrivalry Mon 15-Nov-10 13:30:33

They discussed her gross and fine motor skills -neither if which are causing me undue concern at the moment because we have been working on them intensively.

I've calmed down a bit now, I'm more resigned than angry -anger takes too much energysmile
I will just carry on doing therapy myself, at least I know it will get done!

bubbles22 Mon 15-Nov-10 13:38:23

What a let down! I hate it when you see professionals and it all looks so good, like they really understand, and then....this!

You do right to let it wash over you a bit SR as anger does end up controlling you.

Are you seeing the OT again? Can you mention it to her again then and tell her all the things you are doing with her - again and ask for her advice on this - again?

Someone, a wise bloke at our ASD group, told me, don't get angry, don't shout, don't cry, just be persistent, keep saying the same thing firmly until someone listens. Not sure I achieve that and sometimes you have to complain but persistence is definitely a skill to cultivate in this game.

Keep going! None of them know a bollocky toss about anything in the end - it's down to us!

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