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  • How can I be sure my EHCP is being delivered?

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    05 May 2021

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  • Does autism automatically need an EHCP?

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    27 May 2021

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  • My child with autism has loads of sensory needs. Can I ask the school to state his prime need is sensory on their SEND register?

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    27 May 2021

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  • Is there a legal test a child has to meet to be classified as SEN?

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    07 Apr 2021

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  • Have you been turned down by your LA for an EHC needs assessment (first stage of the EHCP process)? If so, what reason were you given and did you appeal it?

    Rachel Amos
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    18 Aug 2021

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  • Is there a difference between a SENCO, SENDCo and Inclusion Manager? 

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    31 Aug 2021

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  • Can I ask for a meeting with the SENDCo? 

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    31 Aug 2021

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  • Do autistic children need a special school? 

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    31 Aug 2021

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  • We have just received the draft EHCP which gives the primary diagnosis as SPLD - but my stepson doesn’t have dyslexia - he has ASD ( private diagnosis that is referred to in report) and global learning delay ( private diagnosis not referred to in report) - can we query this?

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  • Can you pass on any advice to parents who are attending Tribunal to make it less stressful and help them be prepared?

    Rachel Amos
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    11 Oct 2021

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  • Can someone diagnosed with ADHD as a child join the army as an adult?

    Rachel Amos
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    19 Oct 2021

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  • If an Educational Psychologist report refers to DSM-V how do parents know what this is?

    Rachel Amos
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    19 Oct 2021

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  • Can parents ask for a copy of a school's SEND policy?

    Rachel Amos
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    19 Oct 2021

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  • Can children grow out of ADHD?

    Rachel Amos
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    19 Oct 2021

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  • Is it easy to get an assessment for autism?

    Rachel Amos
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    19 Oct 2021

    Watched by 5
  • Can you recommend any books for me to read to learn about SEND?

    Rachel Amos
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    12 Nov 2021

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  • We were issued an EHCP over the summer for my 7 yr old daughter which left out SALT and OT input, even though we supplied very detailed private assessments in both these areas - these are the two largest areas of need. The LA told us they would update the EHCP when the NHS OT/SALT had seen our daughter. As the time was running out for mediation or appeal to be triggered and we still had an EHCP that was not fit for purpose, we initiated mediation. Mediation is now December, the OT and SALT reports have just been done. Yesterday, through the mediator, the LA sent the NHS OT and SALT reports with a word version of the current EHCP, and asked us to mark up what changes we want. Are parents really expected to write the EHCP's with no qualifications, having no idea of what a good EHCP should look like? I'd like to know what should happen in the process, and what's the most practical thing for us to do now - if the best shot at getting what we need is to go back and pay a private EP to review and make changes, then I'll have to take it, but seems unbelievably unfair. Doubt they will do it in time of our December mediation date, in which case we will have to move the mediation date. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you.

    Rob .

    26 Nov 2021

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  • Have you been through the EHCP process? What advice would you share with families who have a newly diagnosed child?

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    05 Apr 2021

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  • We are currently undergoing our daughters first EHCP review. The educational psychologist who was initially contacted as part of the EHCP as responded to the nursery’s request to review /update the plan and has asked the nursery setting for payment of three hours of their time. The nursery has forwarded the request to us. The educational psychologist is instructed as part of the NHS and we are confused as to the payment. We have queried this but no response and are now concerned that it may delay the review. Any advice welcome please.

    K Kaur

    14 Feb 2022

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  • Can an EHCP assessment start before my child starts school?

    Liz Chappell
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    01 Mar 2022

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  • Does anyone have any advice about 'school refusal'? My child, aged 14 hasn't been in school since Dec 2020. How can we help breakdown the barriers and help them return to school?

    O T
    Family with ADHD, ASD, dyslexia

    03 Mar 2022

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  • What are the legal consequences on parents of 'school refusal'? My child, aged 14 hasn't been in school since December 2020. Will be we fined, or imprisoned? (My child is in private school, does that make a difference?)

    O T
    Family with ADHD, ASD, dyslexia

    03 Mar 2022

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  • When my child has an EHCP, can I choose their school?

    Liz Chappell
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    22 Mar 2022

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  • If a child with an EHCP is excluded would that trigger an emergency review? (Or simply result in them being chucked into the next available mainstream school)

    J S

    19 May 2022

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  • Can leverage be placed on an LA to reassess a child with an EHCP?
    My specific scenario is for a child with ASD in mainstream school with simple EHCP that specifies full time 1-1 but the school don’t know how to handle, have reduced timetable to mornings but still call to ask for pick up at times.

    J S

    19 May 2022

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  • Can anyone explain how parents start the EHCP process for children below school age? There are many parents with children, who have conditions identified at birth or in their early years, that would find mainstream education challenging or impossible.

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    26 Aug 2022

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  • Should parents get ALL reports before an annual review meeting? (We have been told about parents attending annual reviews and only seeing reports for the first time, during the meeting.)

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    01 Sep 2022

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  • Parent X has safeguarding concerns about their child’s school. They have provided an AngelSense tracker to their child (primary age). Does the school have a right to object and if so can they exclude the child if X insists the child wears it?

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    04 Nov 2022

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