This material encourages families to record and celebrate their child’s learning and development through the early years. It’s designed to support early intervention by improving everyone’s understanding of the developmental processes involved and by providing a shared basis for discussion as a child grows and changes.

At the heart of the Developmental Journal for visual impairment is a set of charts that families use to record what their child is able to do, as time passes and they learn new things.

The journal is for parents, for children and for professionals who work with young children. It’s a tool to help families track and understand development in their child and it supports partnership working – in particular, the sharing of information between families and the professionals they meet.

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  • Introduction
  • Journal
  • Overview
  • Getting Stuck?
  • Activity Cards