Mr and Mrs McIlgorm have three children. The eldest has an ASD and is at a special school. Paul (see case study) is in P1. As soon as Paul knows it is time for home he has his coat on and is outside the door waiting for his mother. Unfortunately Mrs McIlgorm chooses to pick up her daughter first from the classroom across the playground. She frequently finds someone to talk to while Paul jumps up and down, getting increasingly upset until he starts to scream. When his mother eventually comes across she inevitably wants to know everything that Paul has done that day and how he is progressing. The teacher has an older class 3 afternoons a week and can’t stand around talking to parents. Mrs McIlgorm will also often come into the classroom in the morning with Paul and ask about what he is going to do that day.