The Early identification of a child needing extra support must include the following:
- Discussion with parents
- Observations of the child
- Your knowledge of child development and language acquisition
- Reference to any EYFS or alternative non-statutory guides the setting is using.
It is important to consider progress or lack of progress – this may be evidenced by your knowledge of the child, and any non-statutory assessment tools that your provision may use.
Don’t forget that at all times you need to follow your settings Inclusion policy and procedures. The child’s key person would be best placed to speak with the SENDCo, and then to the parents.
You can contact the Early Years Inclusion team for professional advice and support by emailing FIS@rotherham.gov.uk.
For more information about speech and language development please visit Universally Speaking (ican.org.uk).