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DonnaG

transition to secondary school

Hi

I wonder if anyone has any advice for me.

My 11 year old son has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy.  This only affects him physically.  Mentally he is very bright.

He has recently started at a senior school, where they have started to question his cognitive skills.  I appreciate that he is behind in reading, cannot write because of his physical difficulties and is not great at maths, but he was doing well at primary school and making great progress.

Now he has come to senior school where they appear to be questionning all his ability.  They seem to think he is even further behind than we thought - even though I have worked with him and got much better results than they have!

I'm worried as this is knocking his confidence and having an even more detremental affect on his ability.

Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with the problem, how I can boost his confidence and anything I can do at home with him to help him build his reading and maths skills.

Thank you

 

 

 

 



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DonnaG

Thank you