Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Fragile X Awareness month - Day 20
Merryn's teacher has done a number of reports and verbally expressed the issues and needs Merryn has. She is very concerned that without additional support Merryn will not be able to keep up at school. I have provided a number of reports showing Merryn's diagnosis of Fragile X and it's impact on her, as well as verbally explaining her difficulties with grasping concepts, socialisation etc.
Unfortunately that is all irrelevant in our education system. Merryn did a 30min test, with a person she'd never met before, in a quiet room, that was all picture based. Based on that a score was given and it showed she was fine. So now, the only way I can get my daughter the assistance she needs to be educated is to get her an Autism diagnosis........
Days like these, I don't think our government actually has any interest at all in educating children with additional needs.