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  1. Just wanted to say Eliza’s Missing the Mark’ blog is fabulous! The pictures and text really give a painfully clear picture about how exhausting, lonely and frustrating the path of parents with children who have additional needs can be, and how unhelpful/inflexible we can be in schools. I’m now an LSA after many years of being a teacher of English/Deputy SENCO and will definitely share this with colleagues. Great course on how to help students with PDA too (Creative Education) by Eliza. Thanks!

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    1. Hello Sarah. Thank you for your message! I really hope my blog goes a little way in highlighting the complexities of anxiety, diagnosis and school refusal. I think there are lots of good teachers out there but autonomy has been removed and replaced with more rigid curriculums. It also often feels that diagnosis narrows perceptions of how a child should behave, when we actually need a more individualised response to children’s needs. Unfortunately its too late for our daughter who after eight years broke and was unable to return and I think this is all too often the case for many young people. Lets hope some big changes happen in education soon! Eliza

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