I will give you a bit of background to this latest post. As some of you know Pinkie has been diagnosed globally under developed but she also has a unique gene that has caused problems with her learning. She can’t take information in very well and what she does learn she doesn’t always remember. A statement is of educational needs it highlights areas where most help is needed and also if the child needs 1:1 support etc.
Anyway she was seen by the pediatrician in the summer just before she started school which was to be a mainstream school. She went to the appointment and of course loads were asked which is normal for these type of visits. The Consensus was that she would go to main stream school with a statement. brilliant this was all sorted or so I thought ………..
The powers that be said No she didn’t need a statement and would be fine.
Today i took Pinkie to the doctor’s and it was a doctor that we haven’t met before. he was very interested in Pinkie’s background and especially the unique gene. He asked what school she was at and also did she have a statement. He was very shocked when I said she had no statement.