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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Just accepted a place at a super selective secondary.
Ds has just been diagnosed with aspergers
He won't get a statement- he's very high functioning but he has sensory issues.

When do you tell the school?

When we applied, he was part way through the process so we didn't put it down.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Secondary Sencos usually meet with the primary school senco to transfer records etc. It might be worth you going to seethe primary senco and talk about transfer. Your son may need more time to get used to the changes, in the past we have arranged for visits to the new school, photographs of staff etc so that the child knows what is happening. Do you have a clinical psychologist involved? They can be very helpful in helping child to prepare for secondary transfer


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:39 am 
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You may find useful info on the webpages of charities supporting people with aspergers or ASD. A friend of my son has aspergers and he was able to go on extra familiaristaion visits and and I guess other support is given as well but he has coped well with the transition.

My DS is dyspraxic but has needed little support in primary school other than handwriting and being able to type a lot of his work- I had a couple of informal chats with the SENCO at his GS before he started that was all we needed really. I helped by making a copy of the timetable he could understand easily and sticking them around the house- in his bedroom and the kitchen as well as in his planner. He also has a laptop for schoolwork but I had to fund that through a laptop scheme as all the boys use them. He has coped very well with settling in and is getting some help with his handwriting now.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:44 am 
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After we accepted the offer, we were sent a form with a general question about whether your child has additional needs. We answered 'yes'.

I think the primary school SENCo communicated some information with the secondary school Learning Support department.

I was invited to a transition meeting in the June of Y6, was asked to bring any Ed Psych reports, doctors' letters etc. and then spoke to one of the LSAs about his learning style, strengths & difficulties.

He also filled in his own 'pupil passport' with his strengths & difficulties.

So far, Y7 has gone much better than I might have expected. He is much happier than he was at primary, and doing well academically and socially.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:21 am 
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Thanks for your replies.
I'd forgotten about the passport - apprently he will fill one in sometime in the summer term.
Ok- I'll do nothing for now and it will unfold.

We went for a diagnosis of his 'quirks' as we were worried about the transfer process.
He's also a 28/8 birthday so he is quite immature.

I'm so pleased he got the school as I suspect there will be lots of kids with 'specialist subjects' like him there :lol:
I think it will be good for him to go to a place where his interests will be accepted easily and be part of a positive persona for him.
He's interested in astro and particle physics ( oh and minecraft)

Today it's sunny outside and inside here!


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