Don’t forget that at all times you need to follow your Equality or Inclusion policy and procedures.
Speak to the child's parents and establish if their child is accessing any other settings. Ensure that if they are you have a joined up approach to supporting the child.
You can contact the Early Years Inclusion team for anonymous general advice without parental consent.
ASQ health development checks
ASQ assessments are carried out by health with parents at 6 months and 2 years 3 months - These assessments include communication and language.
ASQ’s for general development can be requested by parents via the Health visitor or through the Health Single Point of Contact (SPOC) (e.g. 18 months, 3 years)
The Integrated Progress Check aged 2 is central to early identification. Providers and parents can contact SPOC for advice/information. It can also be contacted in regards to gaining consent to share ASQ information – please see the IPC Integrated Progress Check information here for more information.
Parents can also find the information in the child’s red book.
Referring children you are concerned about
NB Ensure you obtain parental consent before making any referrals.
- Refer to the S< Checklist to identify which ONE of the following pathways is appropriate based on the child's needs.
- Child identified as needing targeted Speech and Language services ie you have ticked in the amber and green columns on the checklist - complete Talking Together Referral Form and Talking Together Assessment Form V2.
- Child identified as needing specialist Speech and Language services - complete Children's Speech and Language Therapy Communication Checklist and Children's Speech and Language Therapy Referral Form
Or you may need to:
- Contact the Early Years Inclusion Team for direct support for the staff in relation to supporting the child.
- Refer for a General Development Assessment (GDA). You will need evidence of strategies and need; the provider, (with health input) can refer for a GDA, this requires evidence of 2 cycles of the SEND Assess, Plan Do Review Graduated approach.
NB://The GDA would only be referred for if there are evidenced significant needs.