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My boy started in reception class this yr & has a statement. I just had a meeting with the school who said that they are keeping a log of incidents that occur when his TA is not present(as his statement does not cover his TA for all day) & will try to get his statement increased to cover more hours. Does anyone know how likely this will be or anything I can do to help. It was always my view that he needed a TA full time & fought really hard for this originally but didnt get it. Will it be any more likely now he's shown to need it by the school? Could he get asked to leave the school if they cant get it? Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Hi bessie,
How does your son cope in school? does he have problems socially and is he happy there? If the school thinks he needs extra help and they are keeping a log I would of thought that they would be able to get this for him.
Statements are adjustable and generally are reviewed yearly to see if anything needs changing. It might be that the school keep a log until it comes to the point that the statement is reviewed and then present their evidence that he needs more help. I have not had any personal experience with statements as yet, my son is only 2, however If your son needs a great deal of help, doesn't interact socially and is generally unhappy, then have you ever considered the possibility of a special school? I have heard nothing but good reviews about special schools and the care they give to the children that attend, most children who are unhappy mainstream are alot happier there.
I doubt the school could force your son to leave but they may suggest alternatives that are better suited to him.

Where abouts on the spectrum is your son?

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Thanks for that its very useful. He is high functioning and I think that's a lot of the problem. He's good verbally now although he only started talking 18 months ago & his understanding is quite as good and he's very intelligent. However he has problems with emotions and empathy and is VERY controlling and quite repetitive. He has no understanding of boundaries, authority or danger. Sometimes he is just like any other reception class boy and others he is demanding that the teacher turn the lights on/off & having a big tantrum when they refuse or refusing to go to the toilet, wetting and then insisting he hasnt wet and wont be changed. He was attending a special school specialising in autism in a nearby town in their reception class as part of their outreach program. He got on really well there & I was hoping that he might go but then they put in his statement that he would be better at mainstream school. I can see why they said this as the school is mostly for non verbal children & he was refusing to do anything unless he was given PECs like the other (non verbal) children etc so in a way they said it was making him go backwards. He seems to really enjoy both schools but I'm not sure if this will change once they have to start laying stricter boundaries for him & I'm not sure they can manage his behaviour. He seems to have got worse at home since he started school - refusing to do anything he's asked & saying he's in charge. I'm not sure whether this is just due to the huge change of starting school though.
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When is your sons statement due for review?
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(10-15-2009, 09:59 AM)Daniel Wrote: When is your sons statement due for review?

Literally it has just been done - its the first statement & we just managed to get it in time for him to start school in Sept so I dont think its due for another 10-12 months or so.SadSad


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