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For my EYPS training I am doing activities for a 2 years and 8months child that have a global developmental delay.

 

She just recently made her transition to the toddler room because of her delay. I want to do some activities to support her numeracy and literacy skills.

 

The child does not talk.She only makes humming sounds. This will be a good opportunity for me to experience/understand how to support young children with this can of condition.

 

I have been speaking to other professionals working with this child but I was thinking it would be a good idea to get more ideas for nursery professional using this site.

 

Thank.

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Hi EYPS, welcome to the Forum and thanks for your first post.

 

I have had some experience of a child with global delay - some time ago, I admit! To be honest if your child is 2.8 years and still isn't talking, I really wouldn't worry about literacy and numeracy skills per se; it would have little relevance in this situation. Don't forget, it's all about 'The Unique Child', so activities should be positively tailored to individual needs . By all means look at picture books, making comments and use number and finger rhymes but I think the main priority in a case such as this is to concentrate on the Prime areas; personal social and emotional, physical and communication and language.

 

Sue

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I will be following this thread with interest, as one of our children has just been assessed to be at approx 12-18 months in all areas ( they are currently 2:8).

 

I had some concerns when the child first started with us in Sept -and had a chat with mum and HV, a SOGs test was then done, and we had the results last week.

 

We are now waiting on sight / hearing test, they have been reffered to the SALT and will shortly be seeing the paed consultant.

 

We have just been concentrating on personal /social and Comms /lang....as this child does not talk (just babbles like a baby) they do not respond to you at all really,

 

Obviously we will take advice from all the medical experts, and we have now managed to arrange a meeting with the CC support worker ..

 

In our case I think this child will need more 1:1 support, and as we are on minimum ratio at the moment (only 2 of us to 12 children !) we will need extra staffing

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Global Developmental Delay encompasses an enormous range of difficulties and every child has a different collection of symptoms.

 

Your most important source of information about this child is her parents.

 

They are the ones who know her best and they are also the ones who have had al the meetings with the professionals involved with assessing her needs. Why not arrange a meeting with them and go through what they feel you could work on alongside how best you can motivate her and maintain her interest?

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Great advice already offered. I am thinking immediately of a little girl I worked with who had global development delay, and we worked closely with a Portage worker as well as the range of specialists who were involved in her care. The Portage worker was especially helpful in identifying the kinds of experiences she needed in order to support her development and learning effectively. Mum was fully engaged, and helped us to strengthen our practice and make necessary adjustments to our environment in order to support her daughter's needs effectively.

 

We took careful note of mum's aspirations for her daughter, based on our own professional knowledge as well as her knowledge about her daughter's likes, dislikes as well as her little foibles and unique qualities. Definitely couldn't have done it without the vast amount of 'mum knowledge' on offer!

 

Good luck!

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