A child in my setting has complex communication needs. (non verbal, autism) We use B Squared to assess small steps. SLT are concerned they not making any progress. I realise that they "stuck" at a.level they can't access now as they haven't developed the means of communication. They are on Stage 4 of PECS but only use it to request food items. My question is - I feel under pressure to flog away and numeracy and literacy targets to no avail and myself and my class staff feel we are failing the child. We are out of ideas. We are expected to do Literacy and Numeracy but can't achieve anything at the moment!!! My personal opinion is we should be building their PECS beyond food items (but this doesn't fit any of their B Squared targets) and forget B Squared for now but I know that doesn't stand up "data wise" ARGHHH Any thoughts, ideas, help?