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Sam had his Ed Psych appt today

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PeachyClair · 12/05/2006 15:03

Only it wasn't an Ed Psych. After confiorming in writing that this chap was the Ed Psych, that he could make reports to the Paediatricain.... he couldn't. he just wanted to discuss parenting classes.

My language atm could rival the fave swear word thread.

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Marina · 12/05/2006 15:36

:( Can you get an explanation out of anyone for this? How awful to have your expectations dashed like this peachy :(

coppertop · 12/05/2006 15:47

Parenting classes??!!

Angry Shock and Sad for you. What a waste of your precious time.

PeachyClair · 12/05/2006 17:07

I asked his class teacher, she said- Oh i didn't realise. But we wrote to them, and said are you sure this si the right person? They said yes. He said 'well I can write to Dr X, but I never have done before'. the give away though was when he said 'I see you're waiting for an appointment with Ed Psych, when will that be?'

Damn and blast, as GF would approve of us saying Wink

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emmalou78 · 12/05/2006 17:46

The words of ffs what a bunch of stupid usless c*&$ing w£$%^rs springs to mind...

Whats the deal with parenting classes? will that cure potential AS or ASD then? [don't swear at me if I have your suspicions about your son wrong please!!!]

macwoozy · 12/05/2006 17:58

Why do these people come up with the idea of parenting classes for parents coping with children with ASD. I was sent on one when ds was 3, and although it was of great help to parents of NT childen, I found that majority of it couldn't apply to my ds and his dificulties. No surprise you're so b**y angryAngry

PeachyClair · 12/05/2006 18:17
  1. His unit don't deal with ASD, he has no knowledge, apparently that's psychiatry (???) around here
  2. (quote) 'I always say, a child even one with a pathology brings his wn personality to a situation and that's why I think you should take these classes'


    Don't even think he had a degree, whereas I completeed a year of Psychology degree last week. Sad
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PeachyClair · 12/05/2006 18:17

Maccwoozy- he couldn't grasp the idea that star charts don't work with Sa,. they don't. Simple as.

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emmalou78 · 12/05/2006 18:33

If theywere going to spends the days, weeks months years... with you and sam to establish how best to parent him according to his needs I could see it being beneficial to you all, but they just mean some crappy generic course don't they.

How can anyone without ASD/AS experience or at least a psychology qualification advise on ASD/AS cases ffs!

AttilaTheMeerkat · 13/05/2006 07:55


Think it was your good self who got someone who actually knows what they're talking about to see your son. Am I right?.

If this is indeed the case I would get him on side again.

I would also like to know what the deal is on these parenting classes; they must get money for sending people there methinks!. Think they all need to go back to class!!.

Both Shock and Angry for you.

PeachyClair · 13/05/2006 10:10

It was Jenk who got the private chap (we're considering) although h goes to BIBC so we've seen lots of speech therapists etc. We've been getting help for many years- I think the first person was 5 years ago when I got advice from christopher Green (toddler Taming) after a MN 'competition'- have I really been MN that long? Goodness!

he's putting on special parenting classes for us alone. The thing is though, he A0 hasn't even looked at speech therapy reposrts showing things like literal language- just kept saying Oh I don't think As'....
B) hadn't met Sam EVER
C) The school ha dgone against our express orders and met up with him beforehand, the only way we knew was by turning up early.

The school nurse hasn't come because the school held on to all the paperwork we had completed 9they swear it was the nurse but evidence suggests.....)

I am willing to do this class, whatever it t akes, but if I say No you can't do X.... he saves it up until the first chance to clobber DS2. Dh says the same thing, we're scared to put a lot of the stuff into practice. the 'specialists' (pah) just say we're being too soft.

I am ready to give up now TBH.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 13/05/2006 14:19


Don't give up, never quit!. You both are your son's best (and only) advocate. They are relying on you to give up so you will go away and leave them alone. Don't give them the pleasure!!.

Any chance whatsoever of getting the person whom Jenk got in to see your son?. You need support from someone professional who knows what they're talking about. It is all too clear to me that the so called pros you are working with along with his school (methinks as well they do not want him there so are beign as difficult as possible) are going all out to try and beat you into submission.

Your son is being failed by a system which is supposedly designed to help.

Have you spoken with the NAS recently?. Would also get IPSEA involved too with regards to his needs at school.

Between this shower (BIBIC aside) you've got the three I's. Indifference, incompetance and ignorance.

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