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Supporting Early Intervention and Transition for Children with Complex Needs

Session 
2.4
Clinical
  • Heather Bovingdon
Summary

This session presents case studies from the East Kent Communication and Assistive Technology Service as examples of the importance of providing a flexible assessment and support model.

Tailoring support to provide for different levels of need means that children with complex communication needs can more effectively be helped to participate in and enjoy their everyday life. Considering the value of extended assessment sessions and using high-quality, multi-agency intervention will be advocated, and a need for ongoing intervention and assessment promoted.

Improvements have recently been made to the service to better meet the needs of children with complex communication difficulties. These include the development of extended assessment periods, implementation support and consultation sessions.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
Child
Adolescent
Interest 
Primary school
Secondary school transition
Special