"Son missed special needs assessment due to long..."
Posted by Anonymous
My son is 4 years old and has been waiting for speech therapy since March. My son has missed a special needs assessment statement (SENAR) and probably won't get a place in a resource based school due to that. Speech therapy is not only essential to promote my dons learning and speech as he is struggling with his communication needs but also a statement by a speech therapist is essential to get a statement for his school placement in a resource based school. My son is Being denied speech therapy when he needs it the most and the waiting list is horrendous but surely some preference should be given to those children in the list so urgently need the speech therapy. In Leicester my son was receiving speech therapy but in Birmingham this hospital has made no efforts towards continuity of care in our case. My son is missing out on a place and we have no grounds for appeal unless a speech therapist makes a report about his condition possibly autism. I have phones several times only to be told that there is a long waiting list, a letter will be in the post next week and phone in another three weeks if you don't hear from us. This is giving false hope to those who are desperately waiting for their children to receive speech therapy. I fear my Don missing the attention he is entitled to in a resource based school which was suggested by educational physiologist. I am hugely disappointed and appalled at this situation.