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#1 Mummy_Em

Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:37 PM

We (ex and I) are considering changing dd3s school. She has a developmental language disorder and anxiety with selective mutism, as well as some mild low muscle tone.

So I’m going to try to suss out how supportive the school will be with following the psychologist and speech therapist recommendations, especially regarding her SM (they are not to put ANY pressure on her to speak), how they differentiate the work for kids who need extra help, and whether they are supportive of therapists taking kids out of class for sessions. What else should I ask?

#2 AdelTwins

Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

Maybe some questions about inclusiveness? Can they support her joining the school sports team(s)? Will she be included in drama performances, etc?

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:48 PM

How old is DD?

Is it possible to ask your DD’s therapists if there are any school that they have found to be particularly supportive that would suit you. This could narrow down the search.

I would straight up ask them if they’ve had children before with your DD’s issues, what they understand the issues to be and how they impact on her learning, and how they have/would manage them.

#4 JomoMum

Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:48 PM

I think it would be helpful to know what structures and support they already have in place for children with additional needs. Finding out how support etc is executed in real life. This would be very telling for me.

Because a principal can easily sit in their office and say that they could or would do something, but if they already have staff and processes in place and currently DO it, that’s very different.

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