This volume adopts a holistic approach and focuses on the child with special educational needs as an active learner, rather than on how to cope with a disability. Young children with special needs can be very active learners when provided with environments that encourage alternative ways to explore and experience the world around them.
In the third edition of this respected and influential textbook, Kate Wall blends theory and practice with an informative and highly accessible writing style to provide a detailed analysis of provision for young children with additional needs. New to this edition are up-to-date information on all the relevant policies and legislation, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Every Child Matters (ECM) and the training guidelines for new SENCOs; a timeline showing the development of policies and legislation in the field; learning objectives at the beginning of chapters; points for reflection, to aid independent study and facilitate critical thinking; new case studies, covering the Birth to 8 age range; new content on the role of fathers, pupil voice and listening to children, taking an holistic view of the child, and current issues around diversity and inclusion. This book is essential reading for early years students and practitioners, and for all those working with young children with special educational needs and their families.
This fully revised and updated edition takes into account current changes in educational policy to provide the reader with comprehensive information about understanding and working with young children with special needs.
This key text provides essential tools for understanding legislation, policy, provision and practice for children in the early years, particularly young children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). Based on extensive research and the four areas of need as defined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years (DfE, 2015), the book charts the development of young children and their growing constructions of learning, communication, language, motor movement and emotion. Providing material that translates into practice in a straightforward and practical way, this text is packed full of personal accounts and case studies, enabling readers to appreciate what the experience of SEND in the early years means for families and professionals, and also to learn more about how they might understand and respond appropriately to a child’s needs. Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Early Years will be of interest to students studying Early Years courses, families, SENDCOs, teachers and other staff supporting young children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: The history and current climate of SEN provision Working with Parents Models of special needs provision Leadership and inclusion Professional ethics Multi-agency working Early intervention International perspectives This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.
Author: World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Publisher: Psychology Press
This text celebrates good practice in the area of early years and special needs by bringing together authors from a range of different and diverse early years settings including nurseries and units providing special provision.
Since the publication of Every Child Matters in 2003, and the enactment of the 2004 Children's Act, children's services in the UK have undergone - and continue to undergo - a sea change. With a focus on improving outcomes for all children, and of closing the gap between those who do well and those who do not, the importance of the early years of children's lives and of supporting families through integrated service provision are now centre stage. Earlier editions of this book have argued for coherent policies for young children and for an expansion of high quality early childhood services. This edition reflects the many developments across the early childhood field in the past few years, with a particular emphasis on working together across agency boundaries to respond effectively to the needs of children and families. Much has been achieved, although there is still progress to be made. The book covers - policy and service development at national and local levels, including the broader children's services agenda, as well as specific developments for young children, such as Sure Start and children's centres - the international context for early childhood services - the development of frameworks for curriculum, for assessment and for inspection - the voice of the child, diversity and inclusion - working in multi-agency teams, and with parents - the impact of research - training and workforce issues This Fourth Edition is extensively revised and most of the chapters are completely new. The authors are all distinguished figures in the early childhood field.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education and Skills Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This publication contains a range of oral and written evidence taken by the Committee in relation to its inquiry into special educational needs (SEN) provision, including contributions from Baroness Warnock, DfES officials and local authorities, Ofsted, the Audit Commission, the Disability Rights Commission, SEN advisors and organisations, charities and trade unions.
In the third edition of this respected and influential textbook, Kate Wall blends theory and practice with an informative and highly accessible writing style to provide a detailed analysis of provision for young children with additional needs. New to this edition are: - up-to-date information on all the relevant policies and legislation, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Every Child Matters (ECM) and the training guidelines for new SENCOs; - a timeline showing the development of policies and legislation in the field; - learning objectives at the beginning of chapters; - points for reflection within chapters, to aid independent study and facilitate critical thinking; - new case studies, which cover the Birth to 8 age range; - new content on the role of fathers, pupil voice and listening to children, taking an holistic view of the child, and current issues around diversity and inclusion. This book is essential reading for early years students and practitioners, and for all those working with young children with special educational needs and their families.