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
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.
Introduction - Rebecca Crutchley Chapter 1: Legislation and Policy: Towards a Participatory Partnership - Rebecca Crutchley Chapter 2: Working with Parents: Principles of Engagement - Louise Arnold Chapter 3: Pupil and Parent Voice: Contributions to Assessment and Planning - Rebecca Crutchley Chapter 4: Models of SEN Provision: The Inclusion Debate - Ruth Hunt Chapter 5: Leadership and Inclusion: Creating an Ethos, Culture and Provision - Athina Tempriou Chapter 6: Professional Ethics: Partnership and Collaboration in the Early Years - Beate Hellawell Chapter 7: Early Intervention and Transition - Rebecca Crutchley and Ruth Hunt Chapter 8: CPD Opportunities for Staff Working with Children with SEND in the Early Years - Ruth Hunt and Anna Newbold Chapter 9: Multi-agency Working: Partnership and Collaboration - Estelle Martin