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Gloucestershire help
  • ymayramesor
    Posts: 1
    Hi everyone
    I'm new here and I'm looking for advice/support.
    Son number one exhibits classic PDA behaviour at home and straight out of school, but not at school (apart from.some very minor things), he is 7. School say there is no problem, it's my parenting. I had a long conversation with GP he other day, he was happy to refer us to paediatrics, however the pathway in our area is only through the senco.

    It's now the school holidays, I have 3 children and trying toanage the needs of the eldest while also the younger 2 without him threatening to kill himself, physically attacking me etc is rather hard work.

    Any thoughts?
    Thank you
  • Em83Em83
    Posts: 68
    Hi ymayramesor . It is unfortunately common for schools to not see the behaviour we as parents do! Due to masking and also lack of experience sometimes with what they are seeing in schools. There is some useful guidance on our diagnoses page which can be found here https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/families/diagnosing-pda . Including information about how to prepare and collect evidence for diagnosing. Our SENCO did not understand our daughter was struggling because of the masking but we kept asking for meetings, taking evidence in with us and basically pushing until she did do something. There is also the options of private diagnosis. If the GP refer you to paediatrics it is at least someone else to explain everything too and maybe they can support you in accessing the pathway through the SENCO? It is unfortunate but a lot of services are such a battle to access for our children. Wishing you luck, hopefully there will be some more advice for you on this and any other posts.

    Em
  • Rubytuesday
    Posts: 289
    Hi, I am going to send you a private message. It should come up in the tab at the top.

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