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Help Please! Can someone tell me what an SNN is?

(9 Posts)
joymaker Tue 22-Oct-13 12:39:02

What is their role/remit? We've just been told that the pre-school may need to get one in for DS1 sad We don't Know what to say/do for the best.

Specialist Nursery Nurse?

Who told you this and why did they throw jargon at you without explaining it?

zzzzz Tue 22-Oct-13 13:08:19

Phone them and ask them to explain EVERYTHING. angry they shouldn't expect you to know ANYTHING about the system.

joymaker Tue 22-Oct-13 13:52:13

Thanks for your replies. My DP called today to notify them that DS wouldn't be going into nursery today (backstory in link of OP, post 15 my update today if you have the time to read) All the nursery manager added was that she has been told that DS finds it hard to move on from things and that he would benefit from additional help sad I know I need to know more but at the moment I can't really think straight...

zzzzz Tue 22-Oct-13 16:13:49

I'm not sure what is panicking you, support for children with SEN is incredibly hard to come by, if it is innapropriate the SNN will pointing out pretty quickly.

Even if your son is very frightened by a particular song and this makes you fee he is looking more "spectrummy" it's probably not a good idea to keep him home. Go in with him. Insist he is taken elsewhere during songs or they plan how to help him(to be honest this is the sort of thing a SNN would help with).

You sound like you are really worried. What is the worst that could happen?

joymaker Tue 22-Oct-13 17:33:16

Sorry I was a bit panicked zzzzz for the exact reason you state (i.e. good support being hard to come by. I was wondering why it was being offered so soon when we have heard mostly positive things since he started.) Now I've had time to think about it I feel a lot calmer. It is a good school and they do seem to strive hard to meet the needs of the children in general. I'll speak with all concerned tomorrow an get a clearer picture of what the conerns are and what has been planned. Thanks

zzzzz Tue 22-Oct-13 18:21:43

It can feel very like you are losing control and don't know what your "choices" are or what the implications are for him later.

It isn't a run away train.

Think of it this way. Can you point to one colleague/friend who had a SNN? How the hell would you know and who would care? Even if its total overkill it's not going to hurt him.

Typically if there is something "more" than just a wobble in his development, early support will really help. If it is just a wobble, people will just put it down to over anxious parents/nursery staff. Neither will be detrimental to him.

Hang in there. You know him best. Nothing anyone else thinks will change him fundamentally.

joymaker Wed 23-Oct-13 07:12:26

Thanks you so much for your help and reassurance, it means a lot smile

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