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Child Development Assessment and Developmental Delay

Applying child development theory to everyday practice can feel challenging, but is critical in both helping families to thrive and to accurately assess when safeguarding is required.

Healthy brain development in the first years needs to be nurtured through responsive parenting, but professionals need also to be able to make decisions when support is needed and when the impact on the child’s physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing are at risk of significant impairment.

We have designed a one-day course to equip all professionals working with families to understand and apply research and theory through practical tools and skills to help avoid drift and delay. 

Course overview:

The course will help you to understand child development milestones relating to play, communication, physical, behavioural, cognitive and emotional stages and apply this knowledge through enhanced skills and the use of tools. It is designed to help you to make more accurate decisions within the time-frame of the child. It will enhance your assessment skills, direct work skills and decision-making ability as they relate to child development. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine a range of child & teenager development theories and their practical application.
  • Explore play, communication & developmental milestones
  • Examine factors that contribute to healthy child and teenager development
  • Understand the practices of health colleagues involved in child development work
  • Consider what is meant by ‘child time-frames’, the impact of delayed decision-making and possible indicators of developmental delay.
  • Refine observation skills to help assessment and direct work for enhanced parenting and healthy child development.
  • All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
  • Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.

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Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible and will do our utmost to rearrange training should the need arise, but our trainers obviously commit themselves to the training days agreed and so if you need to cancel at short notice we will need to charge a cancellation fee to cover their time.