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SEN Green Paper

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Leapyearbaby64, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Well I tried to wade through it although much of it seems to apply to situations that we may not meet in mainstream. Has anyone else? It seems that they will be putting back in place all the pre-school milestone checks that have been abandoned in the last 10 years ... which (if it happens) will be better for us in Early Years.
  2. looks like the focus will be cognitive development - so will the EYFS be slimmed down to include....
    Is your child on track in terms of his cognitive development? While every child develops at his own pace, here are some typical cognitive milestones during the preschool years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
    <h3>By the end of 3 years (36 months):</h3>
    • Makes mechanical toys work
    • Matches an object in her hand or room to a picture in a book
    • Plays make-believe with dolls, animals, and people
    • Sorts objects by shape and color
    • Completes puzzles with three or four pieces
    • Understands concept of "two"
    <h3>By the end of 4 years (48 months):</h3>
    • Correctly names some colors
    • Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers
    • Tries to solve problems from a single point of view
    • Begins to have a clearer sense of time
    • Follows three-part commands
    • Recalls parts of a story
    • Understands the concepts of "same" and "different"
    • Engages in fantasy play
    <h3>By the end of 5 years (60 months):</h3>
    • Can count 10 or more objects
    • Correctly names at least four colors
    • Better understands the concept of time
    • Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances)
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    I've never understood why naming colours is given such a huge focus ...
  4. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Department of Health and Human Services? That's an interesting title. I wonder what services are provided for non-humans.
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    I admit to cheating and reading the NASEN response and only skimming the actual document but it does look like a positive move.

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