Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on special needs.
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bloody SALT(7 Posts)
Am literally fuming. Long saga of poor behaviour by school who can't or won't meet dd's needs. Introduction of five different TAs recently as staff can no longer cope with dd behaviour. According to school this is no problem for SALT as 'anyone can work on functional communication'. Anyway I am going through pile of paperwork today and open letter from SALT stating that dd no longer needs fortnightly therapy and instead will have 'upto two visits per term' instead. Have her needs lessened? No. According to school they have increased. Can anyone help me? I just feel like crying again. How can this woman call herself a professional? She is clearly just a LA lackey who will say or write anything she is asked to.
What does it say on her statement about SALT cansu?
If fortnightly therapy is not specified then yes they can remove it whenever they like!!
it is specified in the statement. The report has been done by salt for emergency annual review. School have said they cant meet her needs anymore so we are reviewing placement. Can only think it is preparation for naming new naff school so they dont have to provide salt although in some ways make them look even more ridiculous tbh. Am just so tired of all this crap. I have ds (severely autistic), dp (high functioning aspergers and frankly utterly useless with coping with daily life), a full time job and now this. They always send these crap letters on a Friday. I had just put it to one side on Friday night thinking it was a bill to deal with later.
sorry to hear they are being so ridiculous, does the report show massive progress?
My friends suspected that her Dd's SALT was going to be reduced so in the annual review we made a really big thing about how she was only making progress because of the weekly input, they seemed to take it on board but until we see the amended statement we wont know!
Do you have another school in mind?
No, in fact it makes reference to fact that the poor school have been unable to focus on speech therapy as dd behaviour too difficult and they have had other priorities. It doesn't seem to offer any reason why she shouldn't have it. Says that 'as her communication needs are ongoing, recommendation is for upto two sessions per term in the future'.
I do have another school in mind - independent asd school. I am guessing LA will disagree!
Idiots, they are trying it on!
Stand your ground!
Is there an asd specific school in your LA? If not and the current school cant meet her needs then you have a good chance of getting an independent placement!