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Concerns about fibromyalgia disgnosis

Concerns about fibromyalgia disgnosis

My daughter became ill at the beginning of this year and has been given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. She is in year 10 and has missed so much school and I am worried about her education and the lack of it due to her condition.

This must be very worrying for you all, Year 10 is an important year. If possible we would suggest in the the first instance you talk to the school SENCo about your concerns and see what the school can offer by way of support. If she is missing school for extended periods, 3 weeks or more, then she is entitled to home tuition.
Check this link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school
However the home school is responsible for ensuring that she is supported to access as much education as she can despite her medical condition.

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A boy with autism has an extreme fear of growing up

A boy with autism has an extreme fear of growing up

A boy of 10 years living with autism has an extreme fear of growing up, won't discuss the subject gets angry. Any advice for school and home?

This fear of growing up is very common amongst children with Autistic Spectum Conditions, and particularly so around transition time, be that moving from one class to another or onto a new school. It may be helpful to seek advice from  www.autism.org.uk/helpline

You might also find these suggestions helpful: - Normalise changes and make sure he's well prepared and supported when they do happen. - Don't ask him what he wants to be when he grows up - his concreteness will make him think he has to have "the" answer, maybe ask what interesting jobs has he heard about.

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I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety

I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety

I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety. I am keen to get as much applied experience alongside my research as possible. I wondered if you knew of any opportunities for me to gain some experience? 

Some students apply to work as Healthcare Assistants on a sessional basis in inpatient settings to get some experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs. 

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