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what can i do with a kid whose stressed

(10 Posts)
dingdong1 Mon 11-Oct-10 20:15:06

my son has severe dyslexia, and has received a SEN. however the local LEA are refusing to name a school, i prefer, so off we go to tribunal. My son is now getting headaches everyday and being sent home bad most days, have been to the doctors, and he has referred us to CAMHS has waiting list of 18 months. Meanwhile have been to see his school and they have decreased my sons workload, however the pressure still there, I am at a loss as what to do!! He must attend the school, as all this is to be settled at tribunal as the LEA aren't playing ball. I don't know what to do, its hard to watch your child throwing up, at the thought of going to school, and crying when he's there.

IndigoBell Thu 14-Oct-10 17:54:06

How old is your son?

Is he on school action? school action+? or does he have a statement?

Could you flexi-school while this whole tribunal thing goes through (part time school - part time home ed)?

Could the GP sign him off school for stress leave?

dolfrog Mon 01-Nov-10 00:38:42

Do you know the underlying cognitive cause of the dyslexia, is it an auditory processing disorder, a visual processing disorder, an attentional issue or a possible combination of any of the three.

If you could identify the cause of the dyslexic symptom them it can make providing the best form of support easier to understand and provide.

Have a look at Cognitive subtypes of dyslexia.(2008)

dingdong1 Fri 05-Nov-10 12:20:16

indigobell
Thanks for your response he's 9 and has been on school action plus for a year. The EP who diagnosed my son says that my son's one of those children where the multi sensory, precision approach doesn't work in his case. He has been statemented, although the provision is not much different to what he currently receiving. I have been to the GP and well he was less than helpful, he won't sign him off as he doesn't want to be involved in a legal battle. He has been refered to CAMHS however the waiting list is close to 2 years. Have spoken to the EP and was told his stress levels is natural because of the severity of his dyslexia, and he just can't cope.

dingdong1 Fri 05-Nov-10 12:23:06

Hi dolfrog

I would say he problem is auditory processing , I will have a look at the subtypes though many thanks for the info.

dolfrog Fri 05-Nov-10 14:12:11

Hi dingdong1

If you think your son does have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) have a look at Medical Research Councils (MRC) APD pamphlet 2004 which is a Free Download, and the main APD section of the MRC web

APDUK is the main UK APD support web site.

APD assessment and diagnosis for children (under 16) requires a GP referral to Great Ormond Street Hospital, or the Nuffield Hospital.

The best online description of APD comes from the USA, where they have been aware of APD for over 30 years now

dingdong1 Fri 05-Nov-10 16:01:43

hi dolfrog

Is this APD associated with dyslexia? On the WIATT my sons scores were 9th centile

dolfrog Fri 05-Nov-10 22:46:53

Hi dingdong1

APD is one of the many underlying cognitive causes of the dyslexic symptom
Cognitive subtypes of dyslexia (2008)

You could also have a look at a few of the more recent research papers at
Developmental Dyslexia - library 339 articles (research papers) and Audiology and Auditory Processing Disorder - library 260 articles (research papers)

dingdong1 Tue 09-Nov-10 16:07:40

hi dolfrog

Do you thing I should pursue the APD thing with the GP? If diagnosed, should it be included on his statement?

dolfrog Tue 09-Nov-10 16:23:55

Hi dingdong1

If your son haa APD , the he will need a clinical diagnosis.
APD is a listening disability, for which there is no cure, and he will have for the the rest of his life.
The biggest problem about living with APD is following conversations, and following verbal instructions. And if you do not have a clinical diagnosis it is not really possible to self advocate for the nature of the problems your disability poses in daily life.

Adults who have a clinical diagnosis of APD are able to claim Disability Living Allowance, and depending on the severity of the APD they may require the support of a carer.

Some have found that if the download a copy of the Medical Research Councils 2004 APD pamphlet and take with them when they see their GP, it helps them to get a referral to Great Ormond Street Hospital for a full APD assessment and diagnosis, sometimes this can mean more than a single appointment.
The Medical Research Councils 2004 APD pamphlet can also be read on line and downloaded from the APDUK web site

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