Identifying & Supporting Additional needs

  • Identifying needs

SEND Code of practice and GOV documents

Development Matters EYFS

First concerns and early identification

Early Identification of Speech and Language Difficulties Course (by Emma, please everyone read)

Speech & Language development booklet (ages and stages of children’s communication development)

  • Assessment and Monitoring tools

Please complete these forms prior meeting with SENCO

1.Communication and Interaction

a. Assessing Speech & Language quick checklist (please highlight what they cannot do)

b. Assessing and tracking Speech, Communication & Language (EarlyTalk Tracker by the Ican charity)

c. Articulation screener (helps to identify specific sounds/speech errors)

2. Physical and Sensory

a. Assessing and tracking Physical and Sensory Development (Occupational Therapy)

3.Overall development

a. Checklist overview of communication, feeding, physical and functional development in children from birth to school entry

  • Tips to dicuss needs and concerns with parents

How to discuss needs with parents (ignore links to milestones as it is from a different curriculum)

How to discuss needs with parents general tips

  • High quality Teaching and Class differentiation

High Quality Teaching - Teacher’s responsibilities and planning tools

Teaching and Learning Strategies suitable for each category of need

How to differentiate your classroom and practice depending on the are of need (from page 13)

  • Support

Toolkit for children aged 0 – 4 (Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy & self-care. Ideas, activities and videos)

Toolkit for children aged 4 and over although still useful for younger ones (Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy & self-care. Ideas, activities and videos)

Activity Ideas (links to ICAN assessment above, uses Ican Early Talkers cards- ask Winsy)

General Communication and Interaction resources

Activities to develop speech sounds

Oral-Motor activities general (muscles in the mouth, jaw, tongue, lips and cheeks)

Developing Attention and Listening activities and ideas by age

Developing Understanding activities and ideas by age

Occupational Therapy Activities (Fine motor skills, life skills, dressing and independence)

Play Skills & Supporting Learning mini guides

General Personal, Social and Emotional needs resources

SEND children support with Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Sensory difficulties Support, Physical Disabilities

  • Guides
    (published prior Development Matters and current EYFS framework but very useful)

Supporting children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties Guidance

Supporting children on the autism spectrum Guidance

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs Guidance

Finding and exploring young children’s fascinations (Gifted and Talented)

How to write Social Stories

  • For parents
    (includes milestones checker and ideas to develop children’s language at home)

First words development

Baby to 3yo:

3 to 5yo:

Small Talk guide, How children learn to talk, from birth to age 5

Top Techniques to Develop Children's Speech and Language

Talk together tips for parents

Speech and sound awareness

Taking turns (developing conversations)

Copy Box (developing language, early play and social skills)

Allowing children to make choices

TalkingPoint progress checker

Physical activity guidelines for children (walkers)

Info about the types of Health and Development reviews that children will be offered in their Early Years

  • Videos with examples and ideas

Therapists talk about Visual Support
Therapists talk about Speech Sounds Fun and Games
Therapists talk about Speech Sounds
Therapists talk about Speech Sounds Blending
Therapists talk about Action Words
Therapists talk about Early Intervention

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Schemas

What is a schema?

Video by professor Cathy Nutbrown (good for parents)

  • Makaton

Let’s talk makaton videos

Mr Tumble does signing

CBeebies – Using signs and symbols to communicate