Developmental Journal for Children and Young People with Multiple Needs
Developmental Journal for Children and Young People with Multiple
Needs has been produced to help families and practitioners support
the achievements of children whose development is affected by
multiple factors that result in challenges to learning. It is based
on the concept of a series of 'Can Do' cards which help parents and
practitioners to observe, record and celebrate children's and young
people's abilities, and to develop and strengthen these abilities.
The Journal supports key working by helping everyone involved with
a child to share what they know and discuss how best to work
together to support development and learning.
We suggest that before you start to use the Journal, you first
read the 'How to Use' guide.
You can download the Journal in the following five sections:
MNDJ Part I: Overview Pages
This section gives you an overview of the Journal and your
child's achievement. It contains a number of different pages:
Introduction to your child, the Developmental Profile, Key
Indicator table, Index of Items, Special Events and Achievements,
Further Ideas and Things We'd Like to Ask.
Can Do Cards are at the heart of the Journal and the following
sections contain the Can Do Cards for each of the four Areas of
Development and Learning:
MNDJ Part II: PSE
This section contains the Can Do Cards for Personal, Social and
MNDJ Part III: Communication
This section contains the Can Do Cards for Communication.
MNDJ Part IV: Physical
This section contains the Can Do Cards for Physical
MNDJ Part V: Thinking
This section contains the Can Do Cards for Thinking.