Supporting Special Needs: Understanding Inclusion in the Early Years

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Heinemann, 2003 - Children with disabilities - 234 pages
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This text covers the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses. It guides students and practitioners through this subject area, and provides information on the issues and legislation.

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Acknowledgemen f
Supporting childrens behaviour and social and emotional
Key legislation 14
Working with the SEN Code of Practice 2001 23
Developing an SEN policy 29
Identifying and assessing children who need extra support 37
What to observe 47
Working with parents 54
Principles of supporting childrens communication and interaction 108
Suggested activities 117
Language and thought 123
Motivation 132
Taking a proactive approach to guiding childrens behaviour 149
Suggested activities 158
Supporting childrens physical development 166
Suggested activities 174

Parents as an invaluable source of information 61
u Understanding when children need an IEP 67
Early Years Action Plus 76
Valuing and empowering children 87
Helping children to develop a positive self image 93
Suggested activities 99
Summary of conditions and impairments in children 181
Cerebral palsy 189
Diabetes mellitus 196
Duchenne muscular dystrophy 203
Dyslexia 205

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