One of the problems I faced was that many learning support assistants are used to working with students who have learning difficulties, not a physical disability. My first piece of advice to any parent is to ensure the school knows about your child’s health and disabilities and how they affect them. Make sure this information is passed to everyone involved in your child’s education. A good way to do this is through using your child’s home/school diary, or having a separate book, especially if your child’s needs and health can vary. Mine would be used if I’d had a bad day or fallen over at school.

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