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Son has a severe memory impairment, trying to get support for him in school

LAkdeniz Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2021 in Sensory impairments
Hi everyone, I am looking for some help regarding my son.  He has suffered from poor language skills since nursery and following years of speech therapy and eventually a wisk assessment by child psychology it was confirmed he has a severe memory impairment.  This makes it very difficult for him to retain information and as you can imagine impacts his learning greatly.  In order to ensure he receives as much support and understanding as possible I feel he should be able to say he is disabled to allow for scribing in schools or extra time to complete tasks or eventually exams in high school.  Our GP is of the same opinion as are the school.  However, the psychologist says he doesn’t have a disability and community paediatrics refused the request for an assessment as he has a language disorder not a learning disability.  I am struggling to accept this on behalf of him as he has a life long impairment which has a huge impact on his ability to learn as his peers do.  Does anyone have any advice for me or been in a similar situation? Thanks so much 



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