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Suggestions for social stuff on an IEP please

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SilkStalkings Tue 23-Oct-12 21:08:38

My 7yr old Aspie has started junior school and nobody has mentioned IEPs to me, I assume because he is academically fine. However, he has really noticed the social differences and is feeling a bit down and lonely this term. He has also asked twigged that his brain is different and we have been talking about Aspergers a bit.
At parents' evening in a few weeks I would like to ask them to do an IEP for his social and emotional needs. Any ideas I can suggest? Obviously in an ideal world the Senco would know all this but I'd like to give them a list. His probs seem to include not recognising 'small' emotions, body language etc, not being able to choose an appropriate time to start a conversation, having a Velcro memory that holds every ill against him and assuming everyone thinks the same way he does (and is therefore interested in his various expertises.) I'm sure you know the type...

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 23-Oct-12 21:21:51

Is there anything that is given out that children choose or are individual?

So he could be 'coat monitor' and ask another child 'which is your coat?' For the child to point and be handed it. Structured an purposeful social interaction. He could do it for say, 5 children before a TA takes over or I becomes a free for all. He can be sent to stand ready whilst the first trusted 5 children are sent!?

SallyBear Tue 23-Oct-12 21:32:18

School council rep? My DS (Aspie) used to take the milk and fruit round to the other classes. It gave him a feeling of purpose and importance. The other thing would be to take the register a couple of mornings a week with another dc, to the school office.
Do they do any clubs at school that could help his interests and social skills. Nativity season is almost upon us, what about involvement in the play in some capacity.
Also outside of school, what about Beavers? Help broaden his interests and get him outside doing stuff like yomping through woods, camping, shooting etc.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 23-Oct-12 22:52:00

My school runs a lunchtime puppet club, where specially invited DC (ones with difficulties and some good role models) make glove or shadow puppets and put on little plays. It's a social skills group in disguise.

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