University of Edinburgh

Supporting Deaf Pupils in the Early Stages: Learning from Good Practice

Presented on Wednesday 4 February 2009

Early Support Monitoring Protocols

Brian Shannan

Early Support
Implement the guidance in Together from the Start

  • better initial assessment of need
  • better co-ordination of multi-agency support for families
  • better information and access for families
  • improved professional knowledge and skills
  • service review as a means to service development
  • partnership across agencies and geographical boundaries.

The Monitoring Protocol for Deaf Babies and Children

  • Main purpose is to provide families with
  • Promote a sense of growth and development
  • Provide families with confidence in their children's ability to learn
  • Support partnership working
  • Validate what the diversity of families do

Monitoring Protocol Contents

  • Communication Baby stages B1-11
  • Attending, listening and vocalisation B1-B11
  • Social-emotional development B1-B11
  • Other developmental milestones B1-B11
  • Development of play B1-B11
  • Summary records
  • Glossary
  • Development cards (fridge cards)

Monitoring Protocol

  • Level 2 materials are useful
  • Informed choice booklet
  • Other booklets – vision, Down's syndrome etc

Monitoring Protocols & Video Analysis

  • Only note down what you observe
  • Write down the time code as it facilitates discussion
  • In the inferring section relate this to your observations and experience/knowledge
  • Only then look at the protocols
  • The feedback and discussion to parents/professionals is the key component