What to do over the holidays to get my son ready for Year 1
Adriana87 · 20/06/2022 17:11
Not diagnosed, but my son is almost definitely somewhere significant on the spectrum. His main issue is hyperactivity, poor attention span and speech delay. He's 5 and soon finishing his first year at school.
I'm curious if anyone here attended a summer camp, followed a course or anything with their SEN child that had some significant results. My son is booked in for speech therapy over July and August but feel it won't be enough
Mummyof287 · 20/06/2022 21:34
I am in a somewhat similar boat with my DD1 age 5, who school beleive may have ADHD.I am worrying about her going into year 1 too, how she will cope with the increase in structured activities etc, but what I would say though is to change your question to 'what can year 1 do to get ready for my child', so flip the onus around, because if he has additional needs then really they need to be making adaptions to meet those.Are you having a meeting with his old & new teachers (possibly SENCO aswell?) Thats what I've asked for.Other than that, I guess try to do afew structured activities within his daily routine, eg: reading, letter forming, numbers and board games, but also allow him to enjoy his summer break and PLAY...after all that's what children aged 5 are designed to do, as much as schools sadly think otherwise.
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