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Confusion with school saying my son has Dyspraxia & then he Carol Allison Due August 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United Kingdom 248 posts
5th May '13

My son is 10 years old & he's developmentally delayed by 2/3 years where he should be for his age.
In school the SENCO teacher done the assessment on my son for dyspraxia as he has muscle weakness, speech problems & trouble with grose motor skills,the only way to describe him is he's very flighty & he really obsesses over things, he lashes out because he gets really frustrated but we never shout at him, we just leave him to get it out of his system until he calms down but give him his due he does apologise once he's calmed down. We were told he has slight dyspraxia but they'll deal with it in school as they like to do everything 'in-house' as they call it but then a few days later they say he hasn't got it but they've got no intention of referring him to peads.
Am I missing something here but isn't peads, ot & pyshio supposed to diagnose these things as he's not under anyone.
I'm getting tired of banging my head against a brick wall as i've always said from the age of 3 there's something wrong with him as he had speech problems, walked on his tip toes & very flighty but still getting nowhere fast 7 years later. I've been to see the GP umpteen times to just be put on parenting courses which were a complete waste of time
What would be the best way to go about this as he needs proper assessments by qualified medical staff not the stupid school he's in who are a complete waste of time grrr
Any advice wold be much appreciated, thanks

KristaAnne 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, VT, United States 19465 posts
5th May '13

I'm confused. When you say Paeds do you mean "pediatrician"

Carol Allison Due August 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United Kingdom 248 posts
5th May '13

Yeah hun, I was just being lazy as I couldn't be bothered spelling it properly lol

Akeema 18 kids; Altus AFB (AFB), Oklahoma 5979 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Carol Allison:" My son is 10 years old & he's developmentally delayed by 2/3 years where he should be for his age. ... [snip!] ... medical staff not the stupid school he's in who are a complete waste of time grrr Any advice wold be much appreciated, thanks"

Seriously, I would find a specialist and get him seen. The sooner you know what is going on in his head the better you can care for him. A school should NEVER EVER EVER diagnose a child EVER they are for teaching not anything medical related other than putting a bandaid on a boo boo!

KristaAnne 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, VT, United States 19465 posts
5th May '13
Quoting Carol Allison:" Yeah hun, I was just being lazy as I couldn't be bothered spelling it properly lol"


In that case.. The school is usually the ones that bring it up and do the assessment however.... I would discuss it with the Pediatrician since it obviously seems like some sort of mis-communication between the school and yourself. It can't hurt to have the pediatrician put in a referral for early intervention screening.



ETA: they do the assessment and send you and the pediatrician a copy of their "findings" in writing and the pediatrician then takes the next steps.

Carol Allison Due August 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United Kingdom 248 posts
5th May '13

Thanks i'll make him an appointment to see GP first thing on Tuesday morning as there closed tomorrow because it's bank holiday Monday.



Just sick of getting nowhere fast, i just want a diagnosis so hubby & I can help him the best way possible :)