Do you need a diagnosis for an Ehcp?
There is no need to have a diagnosis prior to starting the EHCP process.
Support is dependent on need not on diagnosis.
But for the vast majority of students the difference a diagnosis will make to the level of support they are entitled to via an EHCP will be negligible..
What are the 5 stages of an Ehcp?
It consists of five, usually discrete stages: with ‘referral’ leading to ‘consideration of whether assessment was necessary’, and then to ‘co-ordinated assessment’, ‘planning’ and ‘sign off’.
What does an Ehcp entitle you to?
Extra help. An education, health and care ( EHC ) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
How does a child qualify for an Ehcp?
You can apply directly to your local authority for an education, health and care (EHC) needs assessment. You do not need a report from an educational psychologist or the support of your child’s school to do this. The EHC report might recommend your child gets an EHC plan, sometimes also called an EHCP.
Is autism classed as special needs?
Special needs can range from people with autism, Asperger syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, blindness, deafness, ADHD, and cystic fibrosis. They can also include cleft lips and missing limbs.
What support does an autistic child need?
Common autism treatments include behavior therapy, speech-language therapy, play-based therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutritional therapy. But keep in mind that the routine is important and the program should be designed in a way that can be sustained.