How easy is it to slip through the cracks.
It took too many years to get any support and help for Hawklad. A lot of important time during his key development years were missed. He was labelled with the following tags and descriptions…
Below average attainment
Some discipline issues
Can’t sit still
Behind national targets
Needs to work on the basics
Does he need better discipline at home
Then it all changed when a group of Doctors and education experts finally issued a medical letter confirming
To get there was a nightmare. Yes it felt like a never ending slog. An ordeal. Constantly fighting the system. You end up doubting yourself. Are we just being pushy parents. Should we just fall back into line.
In the end our son was one of the lucky ones. Too many great kids don’t get the chance to shine. Wrote off. Misunderstood. They never get the support they need because they fell through the cracks in the system. A system which still has such poor levels of awareness, too many stereotypes, too few resources in specialised services.
It shouldn’t be like this.