SEN Help

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HoneyB
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SEN Help

Postby HoneyB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:18 pm

My daughter is in reception at a local school and has been referred to SEN - she has a lack of attention and focus which we feel is being driven by sensory issues. We are keen to look at how she can be supported.

The next available appointment via the council isn’t until October so we would like to get an assessment privately.

Not sure where to start! Is a children’s occupational therapist the best person for her to see?? And if so does anyone have any personal recommendations?
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Re: SEN Help

Postby Zowgli » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 pm

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Postby LastMumStanding » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:06 am

Contact Kikis Children’s Clinic on Thurleigh Road. lots of different therapists there - she will be able to talk to you to identify the right person.
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Postby Bbkl » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:16 am

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 Kids in Raynes Park is another good one to try.
 
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Postby felicity.emmerson » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 am

Hello

You need too find an educational psychologist - there are a lot of private ones.
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Postby LHT courses » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:47 am

Hello there,
We are a local agency who specialise in SENs support. We can definitely advise and help signpost you.
Please be reassured that children differ hugely at reception age and can often find the leap to a formal learning environment difficult, this does not necessarily indicate a problem.
Take a look at our profile mentoreducation.co.uk/about/#our-team we have a highly experienced SENs specialist who can certainly help.
Regards,
Mentor Education
www.mentoreducation.co.uk
 
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Postby 2009Kat » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:29 pm

We use Munira at OT4Kids in Southfields.
There are others eg Kikis on thurleigh road or there is someone at The Children’s Place (speech therapy but also have OT) on falcon road.
As someone above suggested it might be worth seeing someone who can look at the whole picture of what is happening eg Ed psych if only to rule out other things that may be impacting. Or you could start with a paediatrician.
As someone else said wait for good private people can be a while too so don’t rule out NHS. Although we use a private OT to supplement all our diagnostic assessments were done through NHS.
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Postby ronich » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:14 pm

I would also highly recommend Munira!

I am a local private speech therapist and I often work closely with Munira.

I also have an excellent clinical psychologist if you need a recommendation.

Navigating services and finding the correct help can challenging sometimes. I am happy to speak on the phone if you need any further advice.

You can email me at speechtherapysouthlondon@gmail.com

Best wishes,
Rosie
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Postby MelissaH » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 am

At The Parent Practice we always recommend CFPsychology for educational psychologists. Batul and her team are lovely and it is usually very quick to get an appointment. They are based in Harley Street.
 
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Postby anootka » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 am

Occupational Therapist is not qualified to diagnose many of the things Sensory Issues maybe associated issues with, however can help your child with those sensory issues.
If you are just starting out your journey and you need to know what is at the core of the sensory and attention concerns with your child you will need to see an Educational Psychologist- this is the only professional who can diagnose and advise on a an appropriate course of action.
In my personal experience with my own 3 boys - many children have sensory issues at a very young age and inattention is also very common. However is could also be a sign of Autism, ADHD or nothing at all. Only an Educational Psychologist can diagnose. Occupational therapist will treat.
Good luck mama!
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