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My son is diagnosed with dyslexia and adhd!

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Saulo
Saulo Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I have a son with 10, he is already diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, but we are from Brazil.

I'm worried about this change, because soon I'm bringing my family to the UK (Woking-Surrey) and unfortunately don't know how to get the same treatment and support we already have.

Do someone know what steps I must do? Is it necessary to translate the medical reports which prove his disabilities?

It's already a big challenge as parents, imagine a child changing country, language, how impactful it is.
Our greatest hope is he can continue his treatment with the same medicine to get the less impact as possible on this transition.

Thank you!

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Hello @Saulo

    Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us.

    I am sorry to hear you are feeling worried about this change in bringing your family to the UK. Would you like to tell us more about the treatment and support you currently have? We can then hopefully help you to navigate how this might work in the UK.

    I can hear how confusing and overwhelming this sounds for you. Please know you don’t have to go through this, or anything else, alone if you don’t want to. We’ll help you to navigate it all.

    Take care for now and I will look forward to hopefully hearing from you again soon  :)

    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Saulo
    Saulo Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello @L_Volunteer

    Thank you for your words, it's really important all support during these changing times.

    My son is currently using Vyvanse. This is the best treatment that his neurologist prescribed and he responded very well.
    In addition, he also has consultations with psychologist and psycho pedagogist to help with his learning difficulties.

    As I said, it is very difficult to me to understand and see all the tools and paths that we can go through to minimize the impacts on his daily life.
    My concern is pretty based on all difficulties that he has had during in recent years until he was diagnosed and properly medicated, after so much effort, take such a big step back.



  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Hey @Saulo

    Thanks for your response. It was really useful to hear more from you about the treatment and support currently in place.

    Whilst I cannot guarantee the type of medication that your son will be prescribed for his ADHD or if this will be the same when you move, often children with ADHD are given medication in the UK.

    Your first point of call when you move to the UK will be about registering with a GP (general practitioner/doctor). Once you are registered with a GP (general practitioner/doctor) you can talk to them about the medication that has been prescribed and if this is still prescribed or the most similar equivalent prescribed in the UK.

    We have a range of professionals (e.g., educational psychologists, learning support assistants and SENCOs) who can help with learning difficulties in the UK. What type of help do the consultants with psychologist and psycho pedagogist currently provide with his learning difficulties?

    It is understandable that you are finding this overwhelming to process and are not sure how it will work when you move to the UK. However, we can help the best we can to try and work out the most equivalents for you and how you may be able to access these. Unfortunately, we are UK based so are not aware of the treatments and support provided in Brazil but you are communicating wonderfully about that which is helping us to help you.

    Please feel free to keep us in the loop, we are here for you  :)

    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
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