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3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 12:07:07

Does anyone know what help we could have for are 9yr old son? He has just been diagnosed with dyspraxic and is borderline add.

3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 13:29:33

Anyone? Please

Thomcat Mon 11-Jul-05 13:35:47

Can't help but bumping your post for you.
hope you get some help for you son.

3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 13:37:05

Thank you Thomcat

JakB Mon 11-Jul-05 13:44:39

Hope somebody comes on soon, 3kids

3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 13:48:06

Thank you. It's just you get the report and that's it we don't know where to go now and with 2 other children it's so hard.

Saker Mon 11-Jul-05 13:48:37

Have you looked at the Dyscovery Centre website - there is quite a lot of useful info there.

What sort of thing does your son need? Have you been offered anything by NHS and are you thinking of going privately? You should probably try and get help from an occupational therapist if he is dyspraxic. How is his speech and language - does this need any help?

The book "Dyspraxia the hidden handicap" by Amanda Kirby has a lot of useful info as well. Also "Dyspraxia" by Madeleine Portwood.

HTH a bit. In a bit of a hurry now but will try and help more later.

Thomcat Mon 11-Jul-05 13:49:31

What sort of help are you talking about for him?

Help at school?
Help for you to help pout with him at home?

Tell us a bit more while we wait for some wise Mumsnetters to come along.

3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 14:15:26

Ds has just turned 9 but is like a toddler he has really bad tantrums so we do time out where he has to sit on the stairs but he will carry on screaming and banging his head against the wall if it is a really bad paddy then we put him in his room but he just smashes that up and when he shares with older ds it's not fair on him. School wise he has little understanding he did mock sats this year and got 2b for writing and 2a for reading, that's what year 2 children should be getting. He's on a iep and goes out for 30min in a group 4 times a week. Hope this is enough for now and i haven't bored you!

3kids Mon 11-Jul-05 20:06:48


coppertop Mon 11-Jul-05 20:43:53

Another bump!

Saker Mon 11-Jul-05 22:15:33

How did you get the diagnosis in the first place? Has the person who gave it to you not offered you any help?

The website and books I have suggested do have some help with behaviour that goes with dyspraxia. Presumably your son has motor problems too - has anyone offered you any help with this - you ought to see a physio and an OT at least for an assessment.

Sorry it's hard to suggest a lot without knowing more about where you are with everything. Feel free to tell more - you're not boring us .

Thomcat Tue 12-Jul-05 13:43:37

Hi 3kids.
What support are yopu already getting.
What sort of things do you feel you need that you are not getting help with?
Are you looking for help in school or in general with his development etc?
TC x

3kids Tue 12-Jul-05 15:05:40

I wrote to the lea 2yrs ago after the school wouldn't listen he was seen by a consultant at local hospital who said he showed signs of being autistic but then nothing happened. His teacher this year is the first to say there is a problem i went to doc's but they didn't want to know so i swapped doc's took ds and letter i had wrote 2yrs ago and she referred him to child and adolesent we were seen quite quickly and they diagnosed him as dyspraxic and boderline add. There trying to get us a caseworker but haven't heard anything. I just don't want it left another 2yrs for anything to happen. Oh the school are bringing in the school pysch in oct.

3kids Thu 14-Jul-05 14:53:13


Saker Thu 14-Jul-05 21:57:21

Have you asked for NHS referrals to occupational therapy?

Do you think you would be able to go privately for help, in which case I would look for private Occupational therapists or go somewhere like the Dyscovery Centre.

In the meantime I would look at the books I suggested and see if they can help you at all. I don't know much about ADD but I have read quite a lot about dyspraxia as my nearly 4year old has a lot of dyspraxic type symptons.

jayzmummy Fri 15-Jul-05 01:12:59 your son on any medication for his ADD?

3kids Fri 15-Jul-05 06:41:43

Thanks for the reply's. we couldn't afford to go privatley, how would you go through the nhs is it the doc's? I will have a look for those books Saker thanks. Jayzmummy he is not on any meds. My eldest ds has been away on school trip the last couple of days and you'd think things would be easier with only 2 but ds has been a sod. He broke a collector football plate but it was ok cos it was only in half! he said.

3kids Sat 16-Jul-05 09:20:02

Just to let you know got a letter this morning with appointment for ds at hospital at the child psycology unit. Does anyone know what they will do?

3kids Mon 18-Jul-05 12:24:28


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