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Is it always so, so slow?

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HumperdinkFangboner Thu 14-Jul-11 10:50:22

DS's teacher recognised that he has some sort of 'problem' about 2 months into reception. The school have now requested he is assessed by the Educational Physiologists, this was 2 months ago and were still waiting for the paperwork. His teacher is acting head ATM and incredibly hard to get hold of, so I've taken to badgering the TAs.

Watched him doing his sports day yesterday and it's obvious that he needs some help sad. Really worried that when he moves up to Y1 we'll have to start the whole process over again.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 14-Jul-11 14:09:56

yes, it can certainly be a long drawn out process! But there are things you can do, the first being to read up on what to expect, apologies if you've done any this, sen code of practice. There will most likely be a long list of children waiting to see the ed psych, you need to be a bit of a stuck record, polite but firm and keep reminding them you are waiting, it's the school senco rather than the class teacher that you want contact with. What are they doing in the mean time, have they put strategies/support in place, does he have an iep, on sa, sa+?

education wise there are a few places worth a look, ipsea, ace and sossen loads of useful info there.

do you have any idea what the 'problem' may be? Is it something you could see your gp about to ask for a referal to get him on the road to a dx?

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