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LA EP visit, what to expect

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someoneoutthere Sun 20-Oct-13 18:43:37

We have applied for a statutory assessment for DS and have received a letter for EP to visit to assess DS' s schooling needs. We have asked for a placement at an ABA school. Our LA has said they are considering our application for an assessment, but not promising anything. The six weeks to do an assessment (am I right on this?)has not run out yet.

What information am I supposed to give them and what not? Please help. The visit is for next week.

sickofsocalledexperts Sun 20-Oct-13 20:16:49

I would say that you need to show the EP just how severely your child is affected by the autism - both in order to get a statement and special school. Any but the most severe are getting rejected, to save money.

When I had a similar visit, I was having to prove the opposite, as I was trying for mainstream.

So be honest, but not over- positive.

someoneoutthere Tue 22-Oct-13 19:59:35

Thank you sickof. I will not be getting ds to comply then!!!ds's speech and communication has been assessed below 3, he is 8. If he is not severe in their book, I don't know who is. But I do know we have a fight in our hands.

sickofsocalledexperts Tue 22-Oct-13 20:10:31

Do you have any way of showing them that ABA is best suited to his educational needs? Or they might try and give you their (cheaper) special school. I had been doing ABA so had proof; could you argue danger of harming self or others if not given a 1-to-1, or that he cannot focus without the ABA approach of motivating him to learn?

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