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Just a quick catch up to see how your getting on with this?
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my son is on a band four statement, we have had to move his review forward as what they have been doing isnt working. he needs play based learning as well. the mainstream can only offer this by him going back into nursery (she must have meant reception year - but he still struggled then).

i spoke to a lady from the SEN assessment and review team, she said that in the review everyone will put there information forward and his last 12 months iep's will be looked at. it will be discussed what more can be done for my son within mainstream. which could mean him going back and more help being put on his statement. but i already know that school gives him full time anyway even though he's being funded at band four. in fact the school paid for him to have a whole school year of one-to-one full time.

school have admitted they are letting him down, but eventually i would have had to say 'look hes not learning anything'. him going back into reception year or even nursery at 6 and 7 years old has got to seem to anyone as a big sign something is very wrong. he really needs specialist teaching in a play based enviornment. but he doesnt have a diagnosis yet, as the doctor was fearful of lableing him as autistic. but now i might not beable to get him specialist teaching because they havent said whats wrong with him. the headteacher and reece's teacher feels even after a year of nursery or reception year he would still need to be there after that.
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We had a meeting this week and all the paperwork has gone in for getting the extra help put on the statement so I'll let you know how it goes. - Also that it helps - What are you going to do Becky? Theres a very good ASD school in my area that I wanted him to go originally (he was already there 2 mornings as part of the ASD outreach) but we couldnt get in as we didnt have a statement at all then. Its so annoying when all the beaurocracy gets in the way of getting the right help. Could you insist on a diagnosis or ask to see a different paediatrician?
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how do you think the extra help on the statement will help your son, i dont think uping my sons statement will make a difference. although i have no idea what they are doing with him as they arent interested in speaking to me. i dont even have a book to show me what hes done that day, ive seen the ones at the special schools and they are for each and every child. the visits the the special schools have made me want to cry as i can see everything hes not getting. but the primary need on the statement is down as a speech and language - but that should be getting changed to moderate learning difficulties or complex learning needs. they have been trying to make my son be taught at the same level as the children who are at the bottom of the class, which i went mad with the senco who had taken the one - to - one away. i have some changes to 'demand', starting with better daily communication. i want to start PECs as my daughter is to start too, i want him to start having assess to a computer and the schools smartboard. i want him to have learning through play, as at the moment they are just overdoing the speech bit. i can't remember if you said your son had a diagnosis, does it make a difference to how he is taught?
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I think the main benefit of upping the statement is that this is a legal document and they have to do it.
So get the maximum care on there and then your more likely to get one on one more frequently.
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