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mainstream to a special school

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sladeford Wed 10-Jun-15 13:43:01

We are about to move our DS2 from an independent mainstream school to a Speech and Language school. He is going from a class of 20 children, none of whom have any form of SEN to a class of 7, of which 2 are autistic spectrum and 2 have ADHD. All have a statement of special needs. The school is absolutely the best place for him in terms of therapy as he has very delayed speech (due to working memory issues) but we are concerned that the social side of things may have an adverse effect. Having never known any children with ASD or ADHD it would help greatly if someone could shed some light on what it may be like for him in the classroom and almost as importantly in the playground. We are having to fund this privately, which luckily we are able to do but it is a huge commitment and we will have to make some big changes in our lives so all the more reason that we make the right decision. Any help / advise will be greatly appreciated!!

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