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Making the move from mainstream to education support

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#1 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

Has anyone done this with their child? Did they stay in ed support for all their education?

Our 6yo isnt getting support in mainstream, and ed support would be beneficial at this time, but I think once hes older then mainstream will be ok. Academically he is fine, emotionally and behaviourally he needs assistance.

#2 Mollycoddle

Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:13 AM

We were in a similar situation. We checked out a few ed support units but decided against it and pushed for aide support in our Catholic school which we managed to obtain to some extent following a lengthy period of trying to manage it and then a drawn-out diagnosis process (DS is 7, ADHD and ASD, at the time we were lucky to get him to be at school for even an hour in the morning). In ACT there only seem to be ed support units in public schools so it would have meant changing schools and we were otherwise happy with our school. Dept of Ed handles the placements and the threshold seems to be quite high, my DS' main issues are behavioural rather than learning per se and getting him medicated ended up making the most difference. My wish for him is to have all the benefits of mainstream with the required support rather than be in the relatively insular environment of an ed support unit. Not saying that some kids aren't going to find a unit the best option for them, of course.

Edited by Mollycoddle, 21 December 2018 - 06:17 AM.

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