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Tomorrow I have an appointment with the school nurse

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Picturesinthefirelight Thu 09-May-13 22:36:12

It's not the normal school nurse - it's the one who kids can go to to talk about issues feelings etc. I've got to go to the high school next door to ds junior school to see her.

I spent an hour on the phone to her last week. She was very non committal, almost dismissive at first but the more we talked I could hear her attitude change about ds

It was so nice to hear her say he sounded delightful, only one teacher (a supply teacher he had for 2 weeks) has ever said he is delightful. One teacher at parents evening described him as a little horror (she did say did we want total honesty and we said yes)

She gave me four headings and I have to make a list if things. They are communication, social interaction, obsessive, repetitive & rigid behaviour and sensory.

The more we talked I realised how many traits ds has. He's year 4. How could we have let things slip this far

We've got to put a letter together for the GP and then hope we eventually get an appt with a paed who may or may not decide to refer to CAMHS and the ASD unit. Who knows, there's no funding.

I have no idea what will happen next - so wish me luck.

PolterGoose Thu 09-May-13 22:47:00

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ouryve Thu 09-May-13 22:49:44

I definitely will wish you good luck. It sounds like she's on the ball.

And don't feel guilty. My eldest is in year 4 and it really is a year when most kids mature a lot and those who are struggling socially and emotionally start to stand out.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 09-May-13 23:02:03

He is delightful, hard work but lovely. And with encyclopaedic knowledge of Pokemon & Minecraft. (Used to be Thomas thecZtsnk but he finally grew out if that a couple of years ago)

Today he was in trouble for not getting chaned for PE fast enough. Turned out there was a fly in the changing room. Flies are not good, they mustn't touch you. They have to be carefully watched don't you know.

Result he had to sit outside the heads office sad

NoHaudinMaWheest Thu 09-May-13 23:07:19

Hope it goes well. And don't feel guilty about not noticing before. My ds was yr 4 before ASD came up and he only came to anyone's attention because he developed severe OCD. We just thought he was quirky as anyone has a right to be. (Oh and hard work)

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