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Hi all,

 

I have a 14 month old child at my nursery who the staff are concerned about - staff have observed that he does not roll over or lift his head when placed on his stomach and struggles to sit unaided and feel that his development is not progressing 'normally'. Does any one know of a good reference for developmental milestones that I could purchase to refer to in assisting to assess this child in order to decide how to progress with involving the area SENCO and other support workers???

 

Thanks!

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Hi, I had a similar situation with a child of the same age. My Network co-ordinator brought these checklists for us to complete together.

 

Development Checklists Birth to Five, with Developmental Red Flags.

 

http://ecdc.syr.edu/checklist_download.html

 

I use them as a matter of course with all my children now so I can pick up any concerns quickly and stop the "self doubt" I went through last time!

 

Nona

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That's brilliant Nona, thanks.

 

I don't know if anyone else feels this, but I'm convinced that many of our children are not speaking as clearly or using as wide a vocabulary as they should be for their age.

 

I'll get our leader to check against this checklist, maybe get a speech specialist in.

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Thanks so much everyone, it's nice to know I'm not alone in having doubts, both Mary Sheridan's book and the checklists are REALLY helpful!

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That's brilliant Nona, thanks.

 

I don't know if anyone else feels this, but I'm convinced that many of our children are not speaking as clearly or using as wide a vocabulary as they should be for their age.

 

I'll get our leader to check against this checklist, maybe get a speech specialist in.

 

I know quite a lot of our children don't speak clearly and have delayed language development, cambridge has a useful site for S&L and one of the best developmental cheklists, they also have 'talk boxes' to use with children.

http://www.slc.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/default.asp?id=49

ICAN also has some good material

http://www.ican.org.uk/en/sitecore/content...ources/LTT.aspx

 

My problem is getting parents to accept there may be a problem and take children for assesments.

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I agree, Cambridge have done you proud.

 

Why can't all LA's be this useful, often resources like this can be far more useful then having to wait weeks for an "advisor" to find time to come and visit and all they then do is bring a document with them that we could have found (if they put it on the net in the first place) ourselves.

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I would thoroughly recommend all the materials on the Early Support website - and they're all free!

 

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/h...es/esresources/

 

There is a HUGE develomental journal that you can order or download but also loads of stuff to help you work with and support families of children with additional needs. We use - or rather offer - the framework to all such families that we work with and their feedback is always very positive.

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I would thoroughly recommend all the materials on the Early Support website - and they're all free!

 

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/h...es/esresources/

 

There is a HUGE develomental journal that you can order or download but also loads of stuff to help you work with and support families of children with additional needs. We use - or rather offer - the framework to all such families that we work with and their feedback is always very positive.

 

 

we have those support materials and like them very much. Our EYAT had never come across them, and our Ofsted inspector was very interested in them too!!

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we have those support materials and like them very much. Our EYAT had never come across them, and our Ofsted inspector was very interested in them too!!

 

 

I'm sure I ordered mine online last year but can't see where to do it nowonly by phone or mail.

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