I would like to introduce myself to the forum.
My 15 year old daughter suffered a TBI July 2017. She was on a school trip in the states when her accident happened, we are from the UK. She fractured her hip, pelvis and base of skull. All her broken bones have healed fantastic and she is making a fantastic recovery. Back at school studying for her GCSE’s. She has dropped several focusing on the main subjects with a full time teaching assistant which I have to pay for until an EHCP is put in place. Which unfortunately I found out today she has been turned down for, reasoning lack of NHS support.
I understand the brain takes time to rewire and find new routes. The initial care and rehab care we had in the States was fantastic, they carried out all the necessary tests to aid her return to school with more than appropriate paperwork to support, unfortunately when we arrived back in the UK 9 weeks after her accident we really struggled to get in to see a consultant and rehab team. Her love for the theatre has really aided her recovery singing, learning her lines etc.., I feel I need support to point me in the right direction, I feel I’m trying to natigate a pathway with no understanding of what my daughter actually needs. Is there support out there to fill in the EHCP for children with brain injuries if I appeal.