I met someone in the doctor's surgery this morning who has a non-verbal 4 year old who has just started primary school. The school is unlikely to be ...
I met someone in the doctor's surgery this morning who has a non-verbal 4 year old who has just started primary school. The school is unlikely to be able to support her daughter for much longer as she also has severe - but undiagnosed - ADHD. Lambeth referred her to the Mary Sheridan Centre for a diagnosis but they are expecting she will be waiting at least a year for an assessment. She has been asking for help via the GP for several years. If she gets a private diagnosis will this expedite the EHCP or will she waste her money?
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- 14 Oct 2022
Can't answer yes or no.:
It is a child’s / young person’s special educational needs that are the relevant issue when deciding to start and EHC needs assessment and also give them and EHCp.
A diagnosis can provide additional information and a framework but is not necessary.
There is no reason a diagnosis from a suitably qualified independent professional or professionals would not be acceptable if a correct diagnostic procedure is followed. If the LA gets difficult, that is a preference which would not likely be reasonable.