What happens next?
The therapist will compile a summary of all the information gained from the parental interview and child assessment that attempts to account for the child's current stammer. This will be shared with the parent(s) so that they are able to understand why their child is vulnerable to stammering and can work collaboratively with the therapist to support their child's speech.
After the assessment, a confidential report is prepared that summarises the assessment findings and the action that the therapist is initiating. A copy of this is sent to the parents and routinely to the child's GP and any other health professional involved in the child's care. If the referral was made by the Early Years setting, then a copy would be sent there and usually filed with the child's SEN records. However, when parents make the referral they may provide a copy of this report at their own discretion to their child's Early Years setting, or ask the therapist to do so. The BSA would advise parents to ensure that staff in the Early Years setting receive a copy of the therapist's report so they are informed about the management of the child's stammer and able to collaborate with the therapist if required.
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