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Re: Applying to schools out of borough with an EHCP?

If your son has an EHCP the process for applying for primary is different and the criteria for school selection are different to a standard reception class application. The key issue is whether the school can meet his needs (as described in the ehcp) and whether it is the closest school to you that ...
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by Bbkl
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 am

Re: SEND EHCP form for children with disabilities

It depends whereabouts in the borough you are. At primary age I really would advise staying local if you can - you can pm if you like and I can share the info I have if it's relevant to you.
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by Bbkl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:53 am

Re: SEND EHCP form for children with disabilities

I'm not a CP mum, but I am a Lambeth parent with long experience of the SEN team. Am I right in thinking you are applying for a reception start in 2020?  If your son is currently in an early years setting they should be able to apply on your/your sons' behalf for an EHCP needs assessment.  That can ...
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by Bbkl
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Re: Child behaviour issues? - Paediatrician needed

I also have children with ASD and ASHD so have some personal experience. In your situation I’d follow the advice of the NHS paed that you saw. You do still have concerns after 6 months so ask for a review. A paed saying ‘wait and see’ in a situation like this with quite a young child with a few fact...
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by Bbkl
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:43 am

Re: SEN Help

You may find that October is pretty quick - when we had a private OT assessment (possibly what your daughter would need of it's sensory issues) we waited for few months to get seen.  It's certainly worth calling around some of the private clinics though to see what availability they have - Therapy 4...
Forum: Schools
Topic: SEN Help
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by Bbkl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:16 am

Re: Looking for non-selective private secondary or prep

It might be worth looking at Broomwood if you think a couple of extra years at a Prep would help. But I think it’s worth bearing In mind that demographic pressures mean that all of the local independent secondaries have become more selective over the past few years and competition for places is more...
Forum: Schools
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by Bbkl
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 am

Re: Wanted: a Flute

Just Flutes in Croydon is well worth a visit if you have time over half term. They are very friendly and knowledgeable and have a wide range in stock. They operate a rental scheme too.
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by Bbkl
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 am

Re: Developmental Paediatric Assessment/Multi-disciplinary assessment

Daphne Keen is very well respected but her waiting list to be seen privately can also be quite long. We decided to wait for the NHS wheels to turn in the end, in order to be able to get the onward referrals for support post diagnosis, which meant we have stayed with the same team (good continuity). ...
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by Bbkl
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 am

Re: PICA

Pica doesn't lead to autism, but it can sometimes be present in children with autism. Here's a link to some information from the NAS. http://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour/challenging-behaviour/pica.aspx If you don't have any other concerns though as PP have said, it may be a nutritional deficien...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: PICA
Replies: 6
by Bbkl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: PICA

By your doctor, do you mean your GP? Do you have any other concerns about your daughter's development? You could ask to be referred to community paediatrics for a developmental review as that would usually be the first step to accessing help via the NHS.
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: PICA
Replies: 6
by Bbkl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm

Re: Balham school must change admissions policy after parent's complaint

daddydaycarerocks wrote:I do wonder if the authorities would challenge them if it was a muslin school though
A school made out of muslin? I hope health and safety would be down there pronto :lol:
Forum: Schools
Replies: 31
by Bbkl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Re: Home for Lego?

There is a local charity, SEN Talk, that offers Lego therapy to help with social skills in children with ASD, ADHD and other SEN. Perhaps they would be able to use it in their sessions (which are excellent!) http://fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsw ... ZtZJQXWFeY
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by Bbkl
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 am

Re: Seeking weekend job for my son

A friend's 16 year old worked for Pizza Hut. She says they were happy to employ her daughter as minimum wage is quite a bit less than younger teens. So he may have some luck with the bigger chains.
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by Bbkl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:32 pm

Re: Good primary/prep for ADHD

Thank you.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
by Bbkl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:15 pm

Good primary/prep for ADHD

My youngest is in Y2 and has ADHD. She's very bright, but because of her difficulties with inattention and focus she's not achieving to her potential at school and is becoming unhappy and frustrated. I don't think her current school is a good fit for her and I'd like to look around at alternatives. ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
by Bbkl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:59 am