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Can anyone help re SALT discharging DS2? As in, I don't want them to!

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busybeingmum Wed 14-Oct-09 20:49:59

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busybeingmum Wed 14-Oct-09 21:50:55

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meerkatsandkookaburras Thu 15-Oct-09 07:27:55

really sorry i have no idea, could you speak to the school and ask them about it, they should know he still needs that support?? sorry not much help but bumped it for you anyway xx

FranklyIDontGiveAMam Thu 15-Oct-09 14:08:56

Can you ask for a formal assessment before discharge? If not given then pay privately to demonstrate that he still needs input?

You can also bug the SALT department and get their support even though you are discharged (I do this with OT, even though he has never even been on their caseload). Let's face it, a SALT can't really make much of a difference all on her own, but you can perhaps use her as the 'expert' to give you ideas for excercises etc to try at home. Just phone them every two weeks and ask them to send you some.

Don't for a minute think that being on a SALT's caseload means getting appropriate help. When challenged to find ONE single outcome for my ds of her input she told me that I can't see them because my perception of SALT is very different from the departments, - so I asked her what the departments' perception was and she told me that if I don't know by now I never will, - so I asked for a leaflet or booklet on what SALT was, and she told me that they don't do them because it is individual to each child.

TotalChaos Thu 15-Oct-09 14:55:00

have you got an understanding paed or ed psych who could put pressure on for SALT to be maintained, or failing that would school be supportive? as on the face of it if he has so many pronunciation issues, then that's something they should be looking at even if they consider his spoken language to be age appropriate. even though as frankly points out there may not be many appointments etc, I think it is useful to still be on SALT books as an easy and obvious flag to school etc that there are remaining speech/language issues.

busybeingmum Fri 16-Oct-09 08:09:24

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busybeingmum Fri 16-Oct-09 14:20:49

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TotalChaos Fri 16-Oct-09 16:05:12

busy - I wonder whether that curious comment about not dealing with pronunication problems is because your particular SALT works for a specialist team - so would be used to dealing with language delay/disorder and would regard pronunication problems as being a bit trivial by comparison?

busybeingmum Fri 16-Oct-09 17:00:29

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