Understand How to Monitor Children and Young People’s Development and Interventions That Should Take Place If This Is Not Following the Expected Pattern.

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Explain how to monitor children and young people’s development using different methods Observation: Observations can be taken during lessons or in the playground. They record what the child is doing in a subjective way. It's most appropriate to use this method when child's development is causing concern. Assessment framework: It is the way in which child is assessed to decide whether they have any particular needs and what these needs may be. It is useful in deciding whether the child is reaching expected milestones of development in different areas. The assessment framework is how children are assessed in school, for example, in my setting when a child reads, we write it in their planners. Standard measurements: School tests or cognitive aptitude tests that demonstrate a snapshot of children's academic ability or skill at retaining taught information and that might then be used to compare outcomes between children of the same age. Health programmes that might measure head circumference, weight, height, visual and auditory functioning. Educational psychologists may use reasoning tests to assess an intellectual age in contrast to a chronological age. Information from colleagues and carers: Parents/carers who know the child and colleagues expertise are very useful, especially when planning for social and academic success for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities. If we are concerned about child's development it's good to ask/share information. For example, if a child has not progressed for a while in their assessments or levels, we will call the parents in to talk about our concerns with the child and hopefully try and get them to work with us to help the
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