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Hi

I'd really value anyone's thoughts/views/experiences of using the EYFS profile with children with profound, multiple & complex learning difficulties. How useful & relevant is it as an assessment tool? Do you use additional materials or tools?

We are using learning journals but have ceased to use P levels in addition.

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Our special school complete the EYFSP where it is developmentally matched and do report on all children when they go into year 1 as the children are part of the EYFS and in maintained provision. We visit annually and discuss where the info they have gathered through PIVATs and other systems in place match with the first few scale points and often they have children getting 1 or even sometimes 2 in some areas. It is a positive discussion as it shows that the children using different ways of communicating can achieve what other children can.

it's not their default assessment tool as obviously it is a summmative assessment and the smaller steps they need to track wouldn't be shown in the EYFSp but at the end of EYFS they can see that some of their children can attain points. They only complete at the end of reception.

 

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Is there any mileage in you using the early support journal materials? We sometimes use these when we have children who have specific disabilities eg Downs syndrome. They can be used where there are many professionals involved with a child and family and can also be used by family.

 

We have used these and then used the EYFSP at the end of the reception year.

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I am in nursery and don't find the nursery profile very good to represent children's development when they have special needs because the age bands are so wide and don't really show in some cases much progress.

We usually find the children who it is most unsuitable for are doing split placements and we use the assessment they use in specialist placement which enables very tiny steps to be seen. I can't recall what it's called though!

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