my daughter is five and is in reception year at primary school. We held her back a year bc of delays w speech and other issues.
She has struggled a lot and due to problems with her behaviour she is currently only doing half days at school. She was recently diagnosed, though she was obviously on the pathway to diagnosis for some time prior to this. I feel it is clear that she needs extra support at school but this is just not forthcoming and it has been made clear to me that it will be a long time before any is available (I know that getting an EHCP is hard but it feels like she won’t be getting any support until the summer term at the earliest).
I wondered if anybody else has experienced this? I feel like it is so bad for her that she is not getting to go to school full time and it feels like it is down to a lack of resources for them to handle her rather than out of the school’s concern for her. I feel like she and we are being fobbed off. I just don’t know what to do and I’d love to hear other people’s experiences.
Thanks so much.
I don't know how things work once a child starts school but my youngest who is 2 is also diagnosed with ASD. We are currently getting her ONE plan and EHCP done via the pre-school specialist teacher and the LEA. The LEA has been my first port of call with regards to ensuring that she has been fully assessed regarding her additional needs. I wonder if it would be worth phoning your LEA just to seek advice if the school is not being forthcoming? It is probably also worth phoning the helpline on this website as they might have an idea of what support your daughter 'should' be entitled to.