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Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

After some advice re possible autism/add

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CoffeeDodger Mon 06-Jun-11 14:39:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IndigoBell Mon 06-Jun-11 14:58:13

A CAF is a common application form, and it just means there's on form filled in with all his details / problems etc which they can send to all the professionals they want to (Ed Psych, Behaviour Support, ASD, SaLT....)

Probably the first thing they'll do is get someone in like an Ed Psych to observe him at nursery.

But you should also get the ball rolling by going to your GP and asking for a referral to a child development paed. The paed will then also ask the school to get an EP to observe him......

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 06-Jun-11 17:50:44

A CAF is a Common Assessment Framework and is a standardised method of assessing children's needs that have been flagged up by schools, nurseries or social services etc. It's a way of getting all the professionals working together and singing off the same hymnsheet. It's a good start to getting your DSs needs assessed.

If you think he may have ASD or ADHD then I would also go to your GP and ask to be referred to a developmental paed. If you think he would benefit from extra support for nursery or school then I would also be talking to the nursery about Statutory Assessment. Either the nursery or you can request this and it's normally better if the request comes from the parents as you have more rights of appeal if you are rejected initially. This is a 6 month minimum procedure to assess your DS by an Ed Psych, and other relevant professionals eg SALT, OT, paed to decide what his educational needs are and how they will be addressed and supported which form a legally binding document called a Statement of SEN.

There is lots of info on the Mumsnet site about Stat Assess, Statements of SEN and the SEN system over on the right hand side of the page, but feel free to ask any questions, someone will know! smile

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 06-Jun-11 17:53:41

Link to Mumsnet advice on Statutory Assessment

asdx2 Mon 06-Jun-11 18:14:07

hijack sorry

Ellen did you have a good holiday?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 06-Jun-11 18:41:39

<Hi asdx2! Yes thanks, once the rain cleared up it was lovely. DS2 was more keen to spend time in the room on his iPod than I'd really like, but still enjoyed beach, boat trip and swimming pool with slides. No major issues at all!

Good luck with the judicial review. Can't believe their attitude. sad >

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