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Appt with Ed Psych today - what to expect?

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MrsMattie Fri 05-Jun-09 08:56:16

So, have been going down the slightly confusing road of assessment with my 4 yr old DS since the new year.

He's been seen by the SENCo, and is having one-to-one session once a week with a learning mentor at nursery. .

Seeing the Ed Psych today. No idea what to expect.

Any advice?

MrsMattie Fri 05-Jun-09 09:15:56


jellyhead Fri 05-Jun-09 09:26:14

My ds2 saw an ed psych 2 weeks ago.
She came to the classroom and observed him for a couple of hours at work and play.
She spoke to the SENCO and his teacher then met with me.
First she asked a few questions about his behaviour at home and overall then fed back her observations.
He is just 5 and we all think has ADHD [ds1 age 9 has adhd/asd so no shock news there]
She gave some good advice on strategies, recommemded he was referred to the CDC and said she would send a report.
I found the meeting positive but I already 'knew' he had ADHD. When ds1 was being assessed I used to get upset as I had no idea what was 'wrong' so hated hearing anything.
Hope it all goes ok

MrsMattie Fri 05-Jun-09 09:42:39

Thanks jellyhead.

We are going along to the local Child Development Service to see her.

Really nervous, as don't know what's going to happen there.
Nobody has mentioned any likely diagnosis so far.

jellyhead Fri 05-Jun-09 09:52:44

I guess she will observe him and play with him,
then take some background history from you.
Try and think of all the questions you have so you can get as much as possible out of the meeting

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