I have a form asking for my child views for his plan. He is only 5 but thought I would give it a shot.
First question: 'what do you do well in school'? This means nothing to ds who doesn't understand what 'do well' means. He answered 'reading and writing' as that is what he does in school.
Second question: 'is there anything that stops you doing as well as you can in school'? Answer: 'It tricky... I not talking' which translates as 'I don't understand the question so I am not going to give an answer.' question doesn't make sense to me either
Last two questions: 'what has helped you in the past?' and 'what help do you think you might need in the future?' These are also beyond his understanding so I asked 'what helps you?' Answer 'Mrs (specialised language teacher), Mrs (salt), Miss (LSA), (OT).'
I know I won't get anymore than this as basically he is too young to understand and he doesn't have the communication skills anyway.
Do you think there is any point in submitting this? Up to now we've just ignored the 'child's views' section as he is too young and his views are more correctly assessed by whether he is happy and settled or not.
Thanks, good idea about pictures etc. I did try some more 5-year-old-with-SLCN friendly questions of my own but didn't get anything more and I do think his answers reflect his difficulties so will probably just submit as it. I also like the fact he has listed all the specialists he needs to help him!