Special Needs & Early Years: A Practitioner's Guide

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SAGE, May 10, 2006 - Education - 232 pages
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Provides practitioners, students, and parents with current examples of good practice and updated information on interagency issues and working with parents.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Definitions of Special Needs and Relevant Legislation
1
Chapter 2 Families of Children with Special Needs
32
Chapter 3 Partnerships with Parents
53
Chapter 4 Responding to the Affective Needs of Young Children
75
Chapter 5 Observation and Assessment
103
Chapter 6 Programmes of Intervention
129
Chapter 7 Interagency Working
154
Chapter 8 Inclusive Education for Young Children
178
Chapter 9 Issues for Consideration
201
Bibliography
212
Index
219
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Kate had over twenty years experience as an early years practitioner working with young children with special needs and their families before moving into HE in 1999. She was the Programme Director of the Early Childhood Studies degree programmes in her previous post. Kate has written several books on special needs along with many articles and has presented at National and International conferences. She is currently a member of the National Early Years Advisory Board within NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs).

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