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Hedgyhoggy Fri 01-May-15 19:14:07

Ds is nearly 6 in ms with moderate learning disability. Have ed psych and paed, salt etc and he has full time statement, but school admit they could do with more specific advice on how to best teach him. Just wondering today whether a private assessment by ed psych, clinical psych might be useful, would help me too to have someone look into his little quirks/more difficult behaviour. Would it be worth it? How do you find them...just googled 'private ed psych staffordshire/Derbyshire ' and nothing came up.

Lesley25 Fri 01-May-15 19:45:15

Autism outreach? I've never used them, but do school have an asd teacher or able to access idss? We have an asd teacher who comes into school that helps ds.

TheFullCircle Sat 02-May-15 19:14:00

Honesty - that is refreshing. Does your local area have Special Advisors? Do they still exist, even? They used to be ex-teachers in a consultancy role - with lots of additional experience and qualifications for just this: to come in and support a school to make provision more effective.
Other thoughts - is there a MLD unit anywhere locally? Pick their brains? Is the school willing to train any member of staff further or send staff to consult with another school?
Realistically, your statement should have outlined his needs and provision for them - what are the ed. pysch's recommendations?
Alternatively, try different keywords in google - MLD specialists, teaching strategies for MLD. Has the school looked at the resources in the TES - they are pretty impressive?
Can you go back to the ed. psych and ask for their advice?
Keep going - it sounds like the school really care and that is massive.

StarlightMcKenzee Sun 03-May-15 17:14:35

I would hire a behavioural consultant if they are willing to have an outside bod advising them.

They will identify any challenging behaviours and their causes. Challenging behaviours and their causes are probably not noticed by the teachers and include things such as 'zoning out', 'motivation', 'low level disruption', ' distraction', 'scripting and scrolling' (which help the child give the illusion of understanding in order to avoid demands) etc. etc.

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