Peyton was born a healthy little girl, but struggled a lot. She didn't start talking until she was 2 years old. She was very delayed as a baby with a lazy eye and we thought a lot of her problems were due to her eyes as it was severe.
When she was in year one I noticed that she wasn't really coming on in school and I kept going in everyday, as her mum I knew something wasn’t right. In year two her teacher picked up that she wasn't at the levels she should be. We got an IEP and I was told she could cope in mainstream school. After 3 months in year three they felt her needs could no longer be met. In September 2017 she was accepted for an SEN school which has done wonders and she loves it. She finally fits and other children are like her.
Her struggles are still there as she hides it all in school and explodes when she gets home but it isn't as bad. She struggles socially and won’t mix with other people, has set routines and is very anxious but, as she can’t express it, she goes into meltdown. She struggles with sleep as well and doesn’t switch off at all .
She loves princesses, that’s life and she says she is going to live with Elsa and Anna when she grows up. COVID-19 has been a challenge as well for her. When all kids went back to school in September she couldn’t and has only done 2 weeks the whole term which she struggles with as she loves school.
She's such a lovely girl and only wants to have friends and people who understand her more. Even my own family push her aside and leave her out all the time.