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24/10/2013 at 23:28
Am really starting to worry about E (8.5yrs) and her inability to sit still, constant talking, lack of concentration at school and home. Get the same report from teachers about concentration every parents evening since yr 1, now in yr 4. She is bright enough and knows what she is taught but almost has the inability to put it down on paper.
Have no idea where to start. My H seems to be less than supportive when I've tried to discuss my concerns with him. He is aware of concerns but thinks giving her a label will hinder her and almost give her an excuse to carry on the way she is. I think at least if she has the label she will be able to get a little more support to reach her potential.
Sorry for ramblings just need to get it down.
25/10/2013 at 11:46
No real knowledge but I would try either starting with the school - who should know what to do - or with your doctor.
The school have obviously told you that she has trouble concentrating. Have they said anything to tell you that they think there is something more wrong with her?
My friend's little boy is being assessed by a psychologist (I think) because the school raised concerns with his behaviour about adjusting when things don't go to plan. (For example, if they missed a bus he would get very upset and worked up about it, even when told that it doesn't matter they'll just get the next bus). I don't know what the outcomes of that have been. It was the school that suggested that he see a psychologist (which I don't think I can spell properly).
25/10/2013 at 12:34
Have the school not chatted to you about looking into it further? Have you told them your concerns? I think that would be the best thing to do first x
25/10/2013 at 12:36
It won't giver her a label. It will make things easier for her and give her support, if it is something like ADHD. Its really hard finding out your child needs extra support but at the same time its a good thing x
25/10/2013 at 21:12
Sorry only just come back to this. Thanks for your replies.
School have never approached us about it, even though we get the same things said to us at every parent's evening. The autumn term one seems to be the worse one and up until now I've put it down to her settling back in after the summer.
ML- I totally agree with you, I'd rather have the support for her than let her struggle and not achieve her potential.
We broke up for half term today so will try and get to speak to the headteacher when they go back.
26/10/2013 at 12:06
Catarina knows about thia sort of thing I think , not sure if she is around though x
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