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Open 2022 UK Recruiting: narrative inquiry exploring the school experiences of teenagers with ME/CFS (doctoral research)

Discussion in 'Recruitment into current ME/CFS research studies' started by MarianaLewis, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. MarianaLewis

    MarianaLewis Established Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you for being so welcoming on this forum.

    My name is Mariana, I'm currently doing a professional doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol (School of Policy Studies), and I am researching the school experiences of teenagers with ME/CFS for my thesis.

    A bit about my research: I am using a narrative approach - seeking to privilege the voices of the young people themselves, and explore the meaning they make from their experiences. I am using audio-diaries as a method - as I hope this increases accessibilty as recordings can be made at times that are most convenient for participants, and also to make it more participant-led in terms of how their story is constructed and shared. There is also an (optional) follow up interview.

    I am still recruiting and would be delighted to hear from anyone who may be interested in participating or finding out more about this research. I am attaching my recruitment flyer here which includes details of the eligibility criteria.

    If anyone would like to email me to find out more about this, I can be reached on mariana.lewis@bristol.ac.uk (or of course in this thread if that's easier). I would love to talk about research in this area more generally too - thank you so much to those who have already signposted me to really useful information and research.

    I'm very open to questions and reflections that anyone might have about this research - different perspectives are so important and any feedback is really welcome.

    Please do feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested in finding out more about this.

    Thank you,

    Mariana
    Thesis flyer final.PNG
     
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  2. Samuel

    Samuel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    hi thank you for joining and i hope we can learn from one another.

    i cannot read your picture because it is too bright. i don't know what a professional doctorate is. does it mean on a counseling side of ed psych as opposed to experimental ed psych [total guess]?

    is ed psych a part of policy school just as a matter of org chart, or is there a policy focus?

    we have a best friend forever [not] at bristol. sometimes we make overly elliptical references to things, [which might mislead and can dilute our archive value as a forum.] just know that we are not always talking about you in elliptical references to bristol.

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    i would like to ask if you are considering researching undiagnosed pwme [and other diseases]. the experience you seem to be trying to describe might be different.

    also whether you are going to tali about complex presentations. m.e. is still not really worked out wrt comorbidities [by any definition] etc.

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    i have never told my story. it covers more than only teenage. for health reasons and maybe because not uker i will not participatge. buit there is a lot ic ould tell you. was persecuted to hell starting from my earliest memories in the 1960s and continuing. there was nobody in my world i knew i could trust wrt being sick and the persecution by doctors, family, peers, teachers

    i did not know what disease i had, in 2000 bought medical textbooks because doctors were useless, but skipped over "cfs" because it did not match the order of magnitude of scale and scope [harrisson's textbook of internal medicine said something like the treatment was reassurance]. the closest i found was wegener's granulomatosis but that did not seem right either.

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    meicc definition carruthers et al 2011 might give you an idea of complex presentations a bit.

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    the overall story on this forum is of misopathy and mass human rights violation. i wish you luck.
     
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  3. MarianaLewis

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    Hi Samuel,

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. Apologies firstly for the brightness of the picture - I imagine if it's difficult for you to see that might be the same for others. Thanks for feeding back on this and I'll see if I can adjust it.

    I am so sorry to read of your experiences and thank you for sharing them with me. This sounds so harrowing, I can't imagine what it must have been like for you. My main interest in research is how it can be used as a vehicle for social justice, and it is stories like yours (and unfortunately so many others who have shared their experiences with me) that have compelled me to research this topic.

    It's a really interesting point regarding the positioning of the Educational Psychology doctorate within the School for Policy Studies - it is quite unique to Bristol, I think. My understanding is that in most other universities where this doctorate is taught it sits within the School of Psychology. We are within disability studies, where there is a strong emphasis on research that explores issues of social justice and 'unheard' voices, focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on qualitative research.

    In terms of the 'professional doctorate' - I didn't explain that very well! The only qualification route to becoming a qualified Educational Psychologist is through a 'professional doctorate', which is a sort of 'practitioner-scholar' model. The research component is a signficant part of it, but there is also a practice-based component to the professional training. Educational Psychologists (EPs) work with children and young people from 0-25 in a range of settings, and are usually employed by the LA. Within this role, we work with young people with a range of needs, including medical and health needs. However, there is relatively little focus on this in training. My interest in the school experiences of young people with ME came from this direct work - and I saw first hand how the lack of understanding and lack of support was delegitimising their lived experience, compounding difficulty through discrimination. It is my hope that through my research I can give voice to the lived experiences of young people to raise awareness of this in however small a way.

    I hope that all makes sense! Oh, and yes I am aware of very difficult associations with Bristol Medical School. Just to be open and transparent, no one in the Medical School has any involvement or association whatsoever with this research. Thanks for your interest in this - I too look forward to learning from you and others here.
     
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  4. Trish

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    Hi again, Mariana. Some more reflections from me.

    This project sounds very worthwhile. Thanks for clarifying that you are not linked to the problematic group based at Bristol University who as you may know are notorious among parent groups for misdiagnosing young people who don't recover under their 'treatment' with the parent-blaming FII, and involving social services. They also did the appalling trial of the notorious and deeply damaging Lightning Process.

    This all leads me to wonder whether you will be able to redress some of that wrong by giving voices to the young people and their families who are being blamed and harmed. Without these sorts of cases, the story will be incomplete. But those currently in the midst of such trauma may not feel able to tell their story yet.

    I therefore think it's vital that a project like yours also include 'after the event' reflections from people who have been through the education system recently but are no longer in danger of their school or doctors calling in social services, and inappropriate child protection proceedings.

    Similarly those who have good guidance and adjustments at school may still suffer if they are too sick to take advantage of these, or may thrive and go on to higher education with appropriate adjustments. Sometimes it is only later that those going through such a process can see the impact.

    I have read and listened to stories by people who underwent the Lightning Process, as well as some by people who did other therapies that told patients to make light of their symptoms and keep increasing activity and 'act normal' and set goals and targets.

    One thing that really strikes me with a lot of these stories is that the person involved is filled with hope and determination to carry out what they have been taught, and they push on for weeks, months, sometimes even years, telling themselves and those around them that they are doing well, even when they are not, pretending to themselves and others that they are getting better and coping well, only to crash badly after months or in some cases several years, and ending up far sicker than they were before the therapy.

    It is often only after we have been through a traumatic, or a good, experience of the education system while sick, and had time to see its impact on our later lives and time to reflect, that we can give a clear picture of the impact of decisions made by others on our behalf during our educational experience. So in my view your study really needs stories both from those in the midst of the experience, good and bad, and later reflections from those who are perhaps ten or so years on from the experience.

    One thing that concerns me is that young people are still developing their understanding of their symptoms, thoughts and feelings, and may not have the vocabulary to describe these other than that fed to them by their doctors and therapists. They won't necessarily have had time to step aside from the narrative they are given by the 'experts' to interpret their experience, so any description of their symptoms and how they feel about them, and their view of their educational experience may be coloured by what they have been told they 'ought' to feel or what is 'acceptable'.

    This is particularly crucial in ME/CFS where the 'therapy' they are likely to be receiving from health services may be (wrongly in my view) focused on re-interpreting symptoms as 'normal' and being 'positive' and 'setting goals'. I'm sure you are aware of this. I just wonder how you can get past it. It's a lot to ask of an adolescent to be completely honest with someone seen as an authority figure. I hope you can find a way to make the best of this.

    There is also the problem that more severely affected young people simply won't have the capacity to participate in your study. Talking is cognitively and physically demanding, so making a spoken diary on top of trying to cope with life with ME is a lot to ask. Do you have a way around this, so you can get the full range of severity included in your study?

    On a more practical note, do you have any more information you can share with us, such as a more detailed set of instructions for participants, a protocol for the study, an analysis plan, and ethics approval. Before recommending someone take part in such a study I would want much more detail about the sort of analysis you intend to make of patients' input.
     
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    There are several members here, including me, whose health problems started in adolescence. I hope you succeed in giving a voice to young patients

    This is my concern as well. I think you would first have to create a space where patients feel safe in saying what they really think. And maybe even that is not enough as they might have already learned to conform to some misconception imposed on them. When I fell ill, I was immediately disbelieved and my narrative of feeling too unwell to function was replaced with a "it's school phobia" narrative, and soon after a narratives of "psychological problem and misbehaving". I went to therapy and said what I thought I should say. I made up problems that I didn't have because I believed in the narrative of being a bad person that had to become a better person through working through psychological issues, but there wasn't really much there (I had been very happy when I developed the illness).
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    This.
     
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  7. Suffolkres

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    This article is very important. Open access, https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/advance-article/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcac037/6543955

    Full title: FII and Perplexing Presentations: What is the Evidence Base for and against Current Guidelines, and What are the Implications for Social Services?

    Abstract

    Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and perplexing presentations (PPs) are the terms used by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in the UK. FII is presented as if synonymous with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare presentation which is now known in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition as factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIoA). However, FII is not a diagnosis, and the definition is far broader than FDIoA. RCPCH admit that there is a limited evidence base for the prevalence, specificity or sensitivity of FII and the associated ‘alerting signs’, and yet local authorities across the UK have Child Protection Policies developed directly from the RCPCH guidelines.

    An increasing number of families of children with neurodevelopmental presentations (such as autism), or presentations of complex or less well-known conditions such as Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, are finding themselves being investigated for FII by Social Services, and consequently labelled as potential ‘perpetrators’ of child abuse, on the basis of FII guidelines. The present article discusses the issues relating to FII and PP, how current guidelines are creating implicit and explicit bias against certain kinds of families and the implications for Social Services.

    Open access, https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/advance-article/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcac037/6543955

    I wrote, "Today I posted elsewhere;

    'As I was explaining I my last response about my personal family experience, despite my having Advanced Safeguarding training as a specialist teacher of vulnerable ill children (27 years!) , despite advance DRB CRB or what ever it is now called certified, I was not immune or spared suspicion from the paediatric consultant in 2000.

    'Safeguarding and it’s training’ in Schools and education Social Service circles is a new shiny burgeoning industry, with lucrative contracts for training role out delivered by private companies who seem insensitive to ME and outside FOI or other checks.

    Academies ‘buy' into this as we have seen in Suffolk recently.

    For those with complex conditions like ME etc it is a nightmare of huge proportions.

    It can affect young people up to 25 with Education & Health Care Plans (EHCP) and after that through challenge and use of the Mental Capacity Act.


    I feel this is an important article which needs sharing…….. especially post NICE NG206.


    It needs to be flagged with Multi Agency Hubs (MASH) and existing or new Specialist ME Service need to be forceful and proactive in taking a lead again potential for Harms.

    We are currently having ongoing dialogues with Suffolk /NE Essex Alliance on this as the new ME Service Pathway and Service Spec works proceeds.


    NICE need to take this up with the new work being planned;

    NG206(NICE) Implementation statement

    - guideline resource and implementation panel (membership from NICE, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Health Education England and, if appropriate, a public health perspective and Skills for Care), for final approval
    it will then be published alongside the guidance and made known to Heather Stephens Senior Health Technology Adoption Manager.



    We cover this through Community Engagement Partnership work and Healthwatch (previously LINk) before too.
    Plus through SEND debates, OFSTED and Department for Education.

    Previously since 2008 with Health Overview & Scrutiny, Local Authority and the Strategic Health Authority when it existed.
    APPG Forward ME and Gibson Enquiry


    How may times does this conundrum and iniquity need reiterating…………?'
     
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  8. MarianaLewis

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    Thanks so much for your feedback, insights and reflections.

    Regarding the retrospective looking back at school experiences from the perspective of a young adult, I attended a webinar last December by an EP who has just completed her doctoral research on exactly this. I don't think her work has been published yet, but her webinar where she presents her findings is available to view here: The retrospective experiences of young adults who had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - YouTube

    Regarding the point about a spoken diary being very effortful - it would be really important to make reasonable adjustments in relation to this such as typing/writing if that was easier? I'd really love to hear suggestions about this.

    The point about 'safe space' is so important - and about young people not feeling the need to give the 'right' answer where the power dynamic doesn't feel equal. My thoughts about this is that establishing rapport and trust at the beginning of the process is absolutely crucial - but I fully appreciate that this may not mitigate this entirely. Part of the reason that the follow up interview after making the diaries is optional, is to try to increase the sense of safety in recording reflections in a more private way, perhaps feeling more comfortable that saying them directly to an adult. Potentially this increased sense of anonymity *might* make it feel safer to express things than they might in a more traditional interview format.
     
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    Thanks for your continued interest. I have now 'touched base" with you outside the forum so look forward to speaking and networking for a common cause.
    My son is now 37, nearly middle aged and 38!
    Natalie Boulton has recently asked some searching questions about where we as aging and increasingly worn down and ailing parents/carers go from here for our offspring.
    We must learn the lessons from the past and stop history repeating itself, and perpetuating itself with the advent of Covid. Attendant pressures, practical and financial on services is a huge worry.
     
  10. Samuel

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    > One thing that concerns me is that young people are still developing their understanding of their symptoms, thoughts and feelings, and may not have the vocabulary to describe these other than that fed to them by their doctors and therapists. They won't necessarily have had time to step aside from the narrative they are given by the 'experts' to interpret their experience, so any description of their symptoms and how they feel about them, and their view of their educational experience may be coloured by what they have been told they 'ought' to feel or what is 'acceptable'.

    same even having experiened for more than half a century. so i suspect it applies to undiagnosed in general in addition.

    simultaneously i dnot trust that anybody believes that i am sick. i don't say things that would not sound believable. etc.

    > There is also the problem that more severely affected young people simply won't have the capacity to participate in your study. Talking is cognitively and physically demanding, so making a spoken diary on top of trying to cope with life with ME is a lot to ask. Do you have a way around this, so you can get the full range of severity included in your study?

    this is absolutely critical and i didn't even think of it for some reason, severe slip through cracks in almost all research everywhere. [eta this kmikght not be direcly relate dto thse currently attentind mainstream school but might mnatter for retrospective etc.]

    > On a more practical note, do you have any more information you can share with us, such as a more detailed set of instructions for participants, a protocol for the study, an analysis plan, and ethics approval. Before recommending someone take part in such a study I would want much more detail about the sort of analysis you intend to make of patients' input.

    i think many on the forum would want to ask for similar. please understand [i suspect you do] this is not being difficult. such requests are to me a reflection of the historical experience of this and similar populations, also related to stakeholder participation in research, and of course interest in scientific and academic rigor, which is a strong theme on this forum.
     
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    one more thing although i think we are really giving you an earful. [that is becase we are interested in your research.]

    something occurred to me that would be perhaps tangential to your work but pointing it out so that you know about it.

    for these disease populations, i believe it useful or necessary to create a carefully-curated database of stories. for certain criminal prosecutions, and other purposes. this is for persuading orgs to lend their power and also for the prosecutions or other actions themselves. various database projects and collections of stories likely exist. perhaps for nice 2021, perhaps for child protection, maybe david bell's work as a consultant in legal records if they are open, and there are stories on the web.

    your stories, if able to be made public, might be another good source with academic rigor/imprimatur.

    so idk but some type of at least shared knowledge of one another's existence would be useful.

    [i take a human rights perspective [such as but definitely not limited to crimes agianst humanity, right to health, nuremberg doctor's trial, action t4, age of reason style human rights concepts, the "sluggish schizophrenia" industry, eugenics, radium girls, muslomovo, today's attacked disease populations, and misopathy, the sociopolitical phenomenon].]
     
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    G'day, Mariana

    Welcome to the bear pit. :bear:

    I broadly agree with all the feedback so far, especially Trish's first comment (#4).

    Most patients are in survival mode, in a world often very hostile to our situation and basic needs. Any info we give out can, and often has been, seriously misused against us, in a wide variety of settings. If you want honesty, you will need to provide protection against this.

    Strict anonymity will be required, I think, to even start getting honest answers.

    That may well mean there can be no follow-up option for researchers.

    Thanks for taking an interest. Hope you can get some solid results from your work.
     
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    Thanks for continuing to engage with us @Mariana.

    I was coming to the thread to say something very similar to what a number of you have already said. I suspect most young people will have difficulty having the necessary perspective in their first few years to be able to articulate what could and should have been better. Even adults can be caught up in just getting through each day to start with, and can easily accept the interpretations of their illness that are provided by others. Initially, it's easy to downplay the experience, as a sort of protective reaction - 'I'm not sick', or 'I'm not seriously sick' - both internally and especially when talking to others.

    As an example, a young person I know started lying down on the bathroom floor, wrapped in a towel, for 5 or 10 minutes after having baths after he got ME/CFS. When asked why he did that, rather than say 'because I feel dizzy and sick', he said 'because I can'. He framed it as a pleasant thing to do - if you had the time to lie on the floor, why would you not?

    I think this, or things like it, happen quite a bit.

    Like others have, I was going to suggest talking to young people who became ill while still at school, but have lived with ME/CFS for more than several years. However, having read your response, I think your approach will give some interesting responses. It will just be really important for you to provide context for what is said and not take things at face value. Perhaps that webinar of retrospective experiences you linked to will help you do that.

    What would be really interesting, would be to do your study now, and then follow up with your participants 5 years later, to get their retrospective thoughts on their school experience. (which would be rather contrary to Sean's comment :) )
     
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  14. Trish

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    Light sensitivity can be a serious problem for people with ME, especially those with severe and very severe ME. This is catered for to some extent on this forum by offering different 'styles' with dark and light backgrounds. If you go to the bottom left of the screen you will see 'Default style'. Clicking on that offers different options. I suggest you try one of the dark themes, and see how your poster stands out as very bright against the dark background.

    Some of our very severely sick members manage to participate here by using the dark themes described above so they can be in a very low light environment. My ME is at the moderate end of severe, but I still find speaking much more exhausting than typing. So my suggestion would be to offer the option of a diary typed on whatever device the individual has access to and is able to use with the least effort. Perhaps a combination of spoken and text would suit some participants. [edit to add: or the option of a handwritten diary - my daughter who has severe ME has kept a handwritten personal diary all through her illness, whereas I find typing much less tiring, and can now barely handwrite a few lines].
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    Will you be including participants who are too sick to attend school but are able to follow some schoolwork online, and those who are too sick to do any schoolwork? I hope so, otherwise the picture will be incomplete.
    Estimates suggest that among people with ME as a whole, not just young people, about 25% have ME classed as 'mild' and are able with difficulty, to continue some education or employment, often part time and with adjustments needed, and having to give up active leisure activities.
    Another 50% are 'moderate', can usually manage personal care and some outside the home activity, but unable to work or study except in a very limited way.
    And 25% are severe and very severe, housebound, often bedbound, needing significant support with household activities and personal care.

    I hope you are able to find a representative sample of all severity levels, though I can see as an ed psych your main concern is with those still able to be in education at least to some extent.
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    A few personal experiences and perspectives that might be of interest.

    I was a lecturer at a further education and sixth form college for over a decade before my ME forced me to retire early. It gave me a different perspective from teaching in schools, as although most of our students were aged 16-18, there was a significant cohort of adults coming back into education, having lost out on schooling for all sorts of reasons including poor health. Some were on access courses specifically designed for their needs, others did Alevels or vocational training with the younger students. These mature students often did very well and moved on to higher education or vocational training. I also taught Maths GCSE evening classes which were full of adults having a second bite at education, most doing well.

    In terms of ME, I think one of the key things that needs to be emphasised to the young person and their parents is that attending school is not the only way forward, and that with ME, it is far more important to look after their health and personal and social needs and interests. Education can be caught up with later via different routes if and when their health improves.

    I have seen this as a parent too. My daughter became sick aged 16 back in the 1990's. At first we asked the school if she could drop a couple of subjects, but they refused. Soon after that it became clear that she was not well enough to attend school at all, so she dropped out. Luckily she was past school leaving age, so we were not hounded by social services. She has remained sick, but in better patches was able to do some studying at home via Open University introductory modules taken at a very slow pace. My point is that school is not possible for some pwME, and this needs, I think to be made clear in your study.
     
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    Just a thought... perhaps young people are more used to video culture, but while i would be happy to speak and give an audio recording, i would never want to release a video of me sharing personal things... not enough control as to what happens to it afterwards. I mean of course you know you will be careful with the data, but there are hackers, human error etc. Personally I'd be terrified it would end up on youtube! And that could easily make participants censor themselves. So maybe an audio only option might be good too.

    You likely know this already Mariana, but Re: self censorship/safe space/framing their experiences as Drs/therapists have taught them.... I also think it needs to be made really explicit that its ok to say they are ill, to say they are in pain/unhappy etc.

    I dont think 'you can say whatever you want/just be honest' will cut it. It needs to be remembered that vague generalised statements are often not understood, even by adults. And avoid all euphemisms.

    eg when my Mum had cancer, the nurse said to me 'she is really very poorly now'.... i thought yes i know... but she could still walk to the toilet 10yrs away, still hold a conversations - things i often cant do, so it didnt mean anything to me. It was only later I discovered that what the nurse meant was 'she doesnt have long to live now'.
    Why cant people be clear?!

    Remember a lot of them will take what you say literally.
     
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    Some of us have also been ridiculed for using "big words" or for fabricating illness, and might have learned other ways to express ourselves in a manner acceptable to the adults we had to deal with, which might downplay some issues.
     
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    Brilliantly put Trish!

    But this is not how it should be nor within the legal framework for Access to Education.

    - 'though I can see as an ed psych your main concern is with those still able to be in education at least to some extent."

    A sick person must be assessed and should be protected by an Education and Health Care Plan EHCP - which can only be processed with Ed Pych involvement and assessment.
    This will give legal entitlement up till age 25 for those like your daughter or my son.


    It replaces the old 'Statement of Special Educational Needs' framework and legal cover. 2010 Disabilities Act also helped.

    Of Course LA and Academies are trying to get rid of it and ECHP by 'divesting' ED Psych services and consigning them to self funding entities separate from Local Authority control!
    My son deteriorated around 2000 so I applied for Post 16 Statementing and took case to Tribunal to force LA's hand.

    The local FE College stepping in with home based tutors under Access Course Framework so 5 young people had their rights acknowledged and covered.
    Most importantly, it empowered them, and validated their disability and experience during a critical transition phase to adult life.
    For 2 it was life changing an opportunity and restored their self worth.

    So I m proud of the fuss I made to enable.
    Sadly my son was too ill to go this route but at least he was offered the opportunity.
     
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    Interesting. We never had any Ed psych involvement when my daughter had a couple of attempts to do some very part time study via the local college. She managed to attend one 2 hour lesson a week for a few weeks but gave up. She also tried a couple of their home study courses, but dropped out of those too. I didn't pay for them. Maybe it was because I worked there so her situation was known and believed by my colleagues.
     
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    We were very fortunate in Ipswich to have our Support Group set up by LA Parent Partnership officer who had both professional and personal need- son with ME!.
    She secured a wonderful Suffolk Ed Psych, Steve Phillips to help make everything 'safe", structured for their needs (for the young people).

    He knew all about ME as his wife was severely affected and was also at one point taken an in patient at Romford ME Unit with DR Findley.

    Steve also did an important session for Suffolk Doctors and paediatricians 1999? in the lead up to the RCPCH Report......2004

    I cannot speak too highly of him!

    3Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. RCPCH statement on chronicfatigue syndrome. London; RCPCH, 1998.4


    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.Evidence based guideline forthe management of CFS/ME (chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgicencephalopathy) in children and young people. London: RCPCH,December 2004,

    http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/publications/recent_publications.html.
     
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