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Scope of Services to Parents/Carers

Apart from his unquestionable experience and professionalism, Mr. John Hall's kindness, patience, wisdom and positive attitude towards our son helped us a lot not only emotionally during this difficult time to the Hearing but also, very importantly, in better understanding the essence of our own appeal. His visit, preceded and followed by a substantial number of detailed questions helped us spot all foggy tactics used by Local Authority against our son's progress. No matter what happens at the Hearing, we find Mr. John Hall's Report objective, impeccable and irreproachable.

If Tribunal doesn't listen to us, they should listen to him.

There are not many professionals about which one could say "when he opens his mouth, he opens my mind". Mr John Hall is one.

Mr G Enache

We accept referrals from parents and carers who have concerns, not only about their child's development and educational progress, but with the way in which they see the statutory services as managing matters.

Many parents/carers come to us with no previous experience of dealing with the special needs services while others return, sometimes many years after their first consultation to seek further advice and support.

It is a commonplace understanding that services are in part driven by funding considerations and this can result in a lack of proper investigation of a child's difficulties and a limited range of support and placement provisions. Lip service is often paid to 'working with parents as partners', but this is not always reflected in professional practice.

We are told that our service is user-friendly and compassionate and that we go the extra mile in our efforts to understand the child's needs and come up with the answers that can bring about a clearer understanding of the provisions that will be required if the child is to make progress.

We can conduct an assessment of your child's intellectual abilities and their attainments in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy and the curriculum. If your child has (or you suspect he/she has) a developmental disorder such as: Dyslexia, Dycalculia, Dyspraxia, Aspeger's Syndrome/Autism, ADD, ADHD, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder etc. we can provide advice and support and also make recommendations for other services to carry out any further assessment that might be indicated.

While there is rightly concern over issues around 'labelling' it is a fact that resources should follow needs and needs are often associated with specific disorders. It follows from this that a formal diagnosis may be necessary in order to ensure that your child receives the support he/she needs.

We have extensive experience of working with parents from the initial referral, through the assessment process and until the final resolution which could involve an appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Most cases will not require such an appeal but where this occurs we will attend.

If the referral is in connection with a criminal or employment matter we have extensive experience in writing reports for the Court and in attending to give evidence.

achipp

Bristol and Countrywide

Mobile: 07960 857 430
Telephone: 0117 914 1492
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