DS2 year 3

(6 Posts)
sugarandsweet Tue 10-Sep-13 15:39:15

My son finished year 2 with L1 in maths and English. I've been on at the school for ages that I think he has dyslexia (his father and uncle have it) not only is he behind academically but he is also has other dyslexic traits. They tested him in year 1 and it was inconclusive, when can I expect them to test him again? He has 1 hour of support a day, I'm hoping if statemented he will get more support?

His behaviour is bad and I'm being led to believe that is frustration because of his learning difficulties, although I'm not fully convinced that all of his anger is down to this.

Not sure where to go next if I'm honest.

lougle Tue 10-Sep-13 16:06:02

Hmm, tricky. My DD finished Year 2 with a L1 in maths and she attends a special school. Her English was still in PLevels, as is everything else though.

How does he cope with the general classroom environment? What do his IEPs say? What level did he end Year 1 with?

sugarandsweet Tue 10-Sep-13 16:12:34

They didn't put him at a level for end of year 1.

He is reluctant to do the work in class and at home. What's an IEP? We haven't seen an EP yet and the senco person at the school is hard to meet with, I feel like they are fobbing me off.

lougle Tue 10-Sep-13 16:53:15

An IEP is a document which sets out small goals for a child with Special Educational Needs and the intervention that the school intends to give, so that the child can meet those goals.

For example:

Goal: For Johnny to recall number bonds to 10. Intervention: TA will play 'matching numbers' with Johnny twice per week and test Johnny's recall weekly. Success: Johnny can recall 5 number bonds without error.

Have the school told you that they consider him to have SEN? What explanation are they giving for him being so far behind?

lougle Tue 10-Sep-13 16:53:19

An IEP is a document which sets out small goals for a child with Special Educational Needs and the intervention that the school intends to give, so that the child can meet those goals.

For example:

Goal: For Johnny to recall number bonds to 10. Intervention: TA will play 'matching numbers' with Johnny twice per week and test Johnny's recall weekly. Success: Johnny can recall 5 number bonds without error.

Have the school told you that they consider him to have SEN? What explanation are they giving for him being so far behind?

mimbles Wed 11-Sep-13 21:11:48

A specialist teacher once told me that children with dyslexia either get really disruptive/naughty or they talk a lot. Certainly true with my ds1. Struggling to gain literacy skills is frustrating for our dc's. They see their peers learning and growing and they know they are not achieving the same. It's really not suprising that it affects their behaviour. My son talked and talked. The specialist teacher said it was his way of coping with not being able 'to prove himself on paper. Kind of a 'look at me, I am smart really!!'.

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