Got a diagnosis, now help/ advice on getting support.
Some of you may of read my thread on the difficult times thread and I want to thank - you all so much for your support and advice.
Those who haven't, here it is in a nutshell. DD came home four years ago, aged four. We've had a lot of problems with her and finally yesterday she was diagnosed with adhd. She will be taking meds but from next week onwards as school have recommended that she doesn't take them whilst she is on a school residential at the start of next week. We are concerned about side affects, so we have decided to start them when she is back home and we can watch her and support her.
I have spoken to her school, (who aren't the most supportive on any issues, it took them 3 years to write a referral to paediatrics, but liked to moan a lot) and have asked what help she will be getting. The Senco's response was that she might not need any and may not go on the SEN register. They are fully aware of DD being adopted too.
So I feel, that unfortunately another battle with school is going to start. Any advise what to ask for/ say etc?? I have contacted the local Sendias service and plan to join a local support group for some TLC.
Thank - you all so much.