Posts Tagged ‘hearing issues’

a bit bloody complicated for me!

October 12, 2010 1 comment

I think I am doing really rather well today, I think.

Generally speaking I would rather pull out clumps of my own hair than phone anyone, especially anyone official. I do not know what terrible things I think will happen if I dare pick the phone up, but terrible things will occur! I have phoned the tax office, the hospital, my health visitor, a friend, and it’s only 3pm!

Similarly I will avoid baby groups and suchlike for fear of um… well for fear of other parents I suppose. Confession time – Ivy has *never* been to the local clinic, our health visitor has always come here as she was a premmie or she’s been weighed at the hospital. So today I have managed to get my sorry backside to the weighing clinic to find out how tubby Ivy now is, only to find I was the only parent there anyway. All that worry for nothing! I feel strangely let down. On the upside this means I got to speak to our health visitor about getting Violet’s statement in place for school, and now suddenly, she’s sorting the whole thing! Wasn’t what I intended when I went in, but hooray!!! As it turns out most of the phone calls I made today were related to this statementing, and all of them have required a referral from our health visitor anyway, so pretty much the whole sorting-out-school thing has been taken out of my hands. Superb!

And further to this I have also sorted a meeting with Violet’s nursery school’s SENCO too, so we can discuss her needs and set targets. Apparently. I am now going to survey special needs teachers I know to see if they can translate these things for me. I feel I am doing a lot of parroting and not a lot of understanding.

But for the moment, tea and biscuits are on the agenda.


just quickly, so I remember

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

for I no longer have concentration span or ability to remember anything.

We have visited Ivy’s boyfriend Stanley, and walked along the beach. Twas fabulous, I shall stop swearing at weathermen for being wrong about the weather change, a lovely day today!
Anyway, we were discussing Violet’s hearing and communication issues, and the inevitable lack of understanding she has because she can’t hear, and have been thoroughly bullied by Sara into taking the poor poppet back to the drs and looking into getting her ‘statemented’ whatever that means. Hopefully that will put wheels in motion so that when she starts school this time next year there will be appropriate support for the teachers to be able to teach her. Like an assistant who knows makaton.
I also should try and expand my makaton further than what Justin shows me on Something Special too….or at least watch the episodes more than once so perhaps some of it will stick.

Ah who am I kidding, I’m writing this to remind me to do these things, how am I ever going to learn a new language?? I think my tiny brain may explode.

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