They cannot be seeerious! Sorry, not funny, I know. That's just not a viable suggestion. I can understand holding him back a year, maybe, but that will be hard, socially, and academically makes no sense.
I'm convinced the professionals all tried the blue pills before this afternoon's meeting.
I'm not gonna go into all the details but it started with "he doesn't need the salt named in his statement as he's not got a full diagnosis of asd". The middle was used for the "blame the Mum game". It ended with school wanting him in nursery for 3 hours a day instead of his peer group. (They can't cope with him so that's the solution.)
My Gran used to say "As ignorant does, so ignorance begets" - no more negotiation from me I'm afraid. Only a tribunal can deal with that lot - If the tribunal is willing to travel down the rabbit hole into the VERY strange world of my LEA.
If you included it as a scene in a novel it'd be rejected for being too unrealistic. I'm not sure now my lad isn't right and Oooods and other alien life forms aren't secretly taking over the planet some days.
I'm sorry... I must have misunderstood something... they're suggesting you put your 7yo DS in NURSERY when he is currently in yr2???
How can they even consider it, much less suggest it? The mind boggles, it truly does!! Most important your son is happy, my eye - it's most important he is happy AND educated appropriately! I cannot believe it either. Points to you for not punching the lot of them!
Er I didn't keep my cool I'm afraid : (. The old arms were flapped like a windmill and I'm ashamed to say I deffo raised my voice to forbid it. That's right forbid - no "Mum is unhappy" in the notes from that meeting unless they were deaf.
Aside from being incompetent and offensive it's dangerous as he had a serious regression at four (no he didn't get ANY professional help!) and this Mum will not risk a repeat.
OMG bochead they are obviously on the same stuff our LEA is on.
FWIW ds and dd stayed in nursery for an extra year and it was beneficial for them but it was at my behest and I had to fight the LEA with the school for it to happen. Unbelievable that it should be suggested for a child of 7 when I had to fight tooth and nail.
I'll be singing alongside you "Hey ho hey ho......."
I'm now thinking I need to ask for an out of borough placement at tribunal to protect him from people who have no interest in actually educating him either socially or academically. Not ideal for a kid who just went through 3 placements in one academic year but long term these people are not competent to be entrusted with the care of a goldfish.