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Can someone talk me through statementing... how, when, who etc?

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Alambil Fri 22-Jul-11 23:51:05

so my mum went to meet DS's year 3 teacher for an end of year IEP summary. Teacher said he needs referring back to the therapy centre as his writing has not improved even with all the SA+ help they've given him (he's dyspraxic)

Is it worth thinking about statementing? does he have to be very disabled, or is the fact that his teacher has said he needs something over and above what they can do in school enough?

I am clueless... can someone tell me the rules / procedures behind it all? google is confusing me...

thanks

nadia77 Sat 23-Jul-11 00:14:50

have a look at direct gov site:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/SpecialEducationalNeeds/DG_4000870

nadia77 Sat 23-Jul-11 00:16:01

just copy and paste the site sorry didnt come out as hyperlink

babs2011 Sat 23-Jul-11 09:36:27

hi also try looking at http://www.mencap.org.uk tells you all about it on there ,

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 23-Jul-11 10:59:30

have a look at the ipsea site, loads of useful info there and a good explanation of what you need to think about, do and timescales.

if school are saying they can't meet his needs and he's making no progress on sa+ then it's definitely worth thinking about statutory assessment, that's the criteria, not level of disability. You may well be told that your ds won't get a statement by school or other professionals, don't let this put you off as I think a lot of statemented dcs on this board have been told they won't get one at some point or other. Have you been in touch with your local parent partnership? They should be able to offer information and support.

Alambil Sat 23-Jul-11 20:11:42

Thanks for those links - am working my way through them

does anyone know if it's worth getting the ball rolling now, or waiting for September?

babs2011 Sun 24-Jul-11 13:22:17

ive been told it can take up to 3 months so the sooner the better , my son as been refferd by his school 3 weeks ago i also wrote to them as i was told this may speed it up ,, Good luck .

drivemecrazy63 Sun 24-Jul-11 16:32:37

it takes nearly 6 months im afraid they have a time table to stick to and they do , hopefully you may get what you want and need for your dc as if not then there is trib , but good luck we all need it on this road thats deffinate

drivemecrazy63 Sun 24-Jul-11 16:40:57

sorry i couldnt remember exactly but its 26 weeks from begining to end hth

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