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Autism with Global development delay


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Global developmental delay means that the child's overall development is behind in addition to having difficulties related to an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. This is a diagnosis generally made by a paediatrician.

 

A statutory assessment is an information gathering process where all of the professionals involved with a child are asked for their opinions as to the child's needs and how they can be met in an educational setting. The information is then collated by a statementing officer and, if the needs are severe enough, they are detailed on a statement of SEN which specifies how the child should be supported and how this support will be funded.

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Global development delay means a child is not reaching the expected milestones in generally more than one area of development, of which there maybe many reasons. Autism is a separate condition and has many strands of diagnosis. ( with some children being low or high functioning). The Statutory Assessment is the legal process after diagnosis to provide the support in the provision the child attends or is proposing to attend. This is vital to provide funds for staffing needs of the child, resources etc. There are many books on Amazon and literature on websites on this subject. As well as a televised programme called Autism File. Hope this helps:).

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I have a child with the same diagnosis. A global developmental delay means that all aspects of a child's development is delayed, the extent of the the delay varies. The child in my school is approximatly working at the level of development both physically and cognitively 3 1/2 years behind her chronological age. She displays a variety of autistic behaviours that impact on her learning and personal and social development. A statutory assessment does not provide a diagnosis the purpose of statement is to state the provision the Local Authority will put in place to support the child. The statement the girl at my school has states the amount of 1:1 support she needs, the targets for her learning, which professionals need to support her and how, and the school her parents want her to atttend. This part; identifying the school can be very important if a school is named on a statement school has to make provision as laid out in the document which is legal. The whole process is very clearly laid out in the current SEN code of practice although that will be shortly be revised due to changes in the SEN Green Paper. This is the document that has been discussed in the media because statements will be changing and parents will have control into all aspects of their childs needs and support including choices over how budget is to be spent.

 

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