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Advise please for my brother
Hi I am writing on here hoping to seek advise for my brother. We’ve always known him to speak slow process things slower and had a ‘diagnosis’ for speech and language impairment. I am a few years older than him and the way his is has become the norm for us- until recently. I really started to pay attention to things he does and the way he spoke and he was ‘different’ and his speech was obviously slower than other people I asked my parents what’s the official diagnosis for him and they said the doctors said he had a speech and language impairment. I contacted the doctors to find out more and they said he had ‘congenial disorder’ on his record no one in our family was ever told of anything like this and the doctor said he should have had specialist input throughout the first 18 years of his life which he never did. He is 19 in October and They said as he is over 18 we need to go through the council for a reassessment. Contacted the council and they said they do not do reassessments for those over 18 unless he’s in college (he not). We’ve always pushed him so hard at school encourage him etc as he’s failed maths English etc but he says his brain doesn’t process it and his short term memory is really poor. He had extra time and a reader in exams. We want to know how can we get him reassessed as the council and doctor has been of no use and any help we can get for him now would be something. Just annoyed at ourselves we’ve just been living ‘normal’ lives with him and not thought to have got him assessed sooner:(