Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session yesterday. Apology I could not send you update after the session.

Dr MF joined from Pakistan and gave specific and valuable ‘nuggets’.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Speech & Language mile stones of 3 yr old
  • MDT for 18/12 old with hemiplegia: who all in it?
  • Education plan a 3 yr old child with Down’s syndrome

The Development we carried on from last session. AG presented how to and nuts and bolts & basics of Development station:

  • History – what information to get: aetiology / family effects
  • Summary – how to do a good job?
  • Development assessment
  • Discussion with examiner

We did not have a hotseat session but there was good group discussion.

The Learning points are:

  • Need clarity of thought
  • Speech has Receptive & Expressive components
  • “Paraphrase question and then answer – give you time and easier
  • Be systematic & organised during the whole station
  • 2-3 screening questions for each domain
  • Cannot ask details of domain you have to assess
  • EHCP & SENCO – new acronyms – look them up
  • Each case is different – do not just do a tick box exercise
  • Summarize properly – do not just repeat what you have just done
  • Give your OPINION – with supporting evidence

Visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg