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Special Needs in the Early Years

Special Needs in the Early Years
Partnership and Participation

© 2018 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

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

A detailed yet accessible text covering guidance for practitioners working with children with special needs in early years settings, with a clear focus on provision of services and the importance of working with families. Recommended for students who wish to work in an educational setting to help develop an understanding of the multi-agency provision available.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
February 2, 2018

I have found this a really useful text and a good addition to our reading list for a module on inclusion in the 3 - 7 age range of the Primary School. Will continue to use and recommend as a good and accessible source.

Mrs Diana Mann
Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University
October 23, 2017

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