Views of Child or Young person
Gaining the views of the child
It is important to ascertain how children
feel about the provision they receive as this can also help to
inform practice. Depending upon the developmental level of the
child and their individual needs, settings and schools can choose
from a range of tools to help gauge children's views about the
provision and support they receive:
Consulting with children on their
'Consulting with children on their education/experience' (PDF 77
KB) for guidance on approaches to use with children at
different developmental ages.
Pupil Attitude Survey
View and download
a Pupil Attitude
Survey (PDF 69 KB) which can be used for school-age
Having My Say
(Contact Dave Mitchell, ISSS
for further information).
It is important to consider the
developmental level of the child and the form of communication the
child typically uses. Ensure that the child's answers are
facilitated in the medium in which they usually communicate.
Alternatively, schools may like to consider using one of the
suggestions from: 'Consulting with children on their
N.B. Always consider the child's developmental level of visual
Using visual prompts and symbols can
support the child's understanding and ability to respond.
By providing a
visual representation of a
single word or
concept, visual cues help make
meanings clearer and
easier to understand.
However, it is important to consider the child's
developmental level of visual recognition when using symbols.
Widgit symbols are being used in an increasing number of
settings and schools across Worcestershire. For further information
visit the Widgit
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Highlighting the importance of speech, language and
communication across the children's workforce and to enable
practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support
the communication needs of all children.
- Hello Campaign
Here you will find what the Hello campaign is all
- Language for Learning
Provides courses and resources for staff from Early Years to
Secondary Level and training and materials for trainers to deliver
these courses within their own Authorities
- Speech, Language and
Communication Framework (SLCF)
The first stop for
information on children's communication
Speech and Language Therapy
Information from Worcestershire's NHS about speech and language
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This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 13:41.
The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.