Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
Different methods of monitoring include.
.information from carers
Monitor development using different methods.
Observations are important way of reporting back to teachers and parents, so it can enable you all to help and support the child in the best way possible. You can observe a child in a formal way or just informally.
An informal observation will involve you just helping with everyday work you do with a child. Over time it will help you build up a picture of where the child is struggling and how you can help them best. You can then pass these on to the teacher who can put your ideas on how to move the child forward into practise.
We use standard measurements to measure a child’s physical development and if they are growing at the expected rate. It is not usually done by teaching assistant, health partitioners will perform this.
Assessment frame work is when a child is being assessed, to see if they have difficulties in their learning and if so where their needs can be met. This will be carried out with the help of your teacher or the school senco.
Reason why development may not follow the expected pattern
There may be lots of personal and external reasons as to why a child may not be meeting their expected development. You should also seek advice from other professionals including outside agencies. If you are worried at all about a child’s development speak to