Recognising and Planning for Special Needs in the Early Years
- Chris Dukes - Area SENCOs, London
- Maggie Smith - Area SENCOs, London
Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Special Education | Special & Inclusive Education
From an award-winning author team, the advice contained here will empower you, and give you the confidence to identify and plan for the needs of every child in your care.
Topics discussed in chapters are as follows:
- observation and assessment of needs
- physical development, and how to spot problems
- communication, language and literacy, and how to spot difficulties
- personal, social and emotional development, in line with the holistic child emphasis of the EYFS
There are also:
- case studies of children between 0 to 5 years
- sample policies
- lots of photocopiable material, on the CD-Rom that comes with the book
Suitable for all early years students and practitioners, this book reminds the reader that all children require additional support at some stage, and that providing it is an essential part of good practice.
An excellent resource for students and early year practitioners outlining clear advice on how to identify additional needs and how to set up necessary provisions.
An excellent resource book offering practical and inclusive ideas for supporting children with a range of additional needs in the early years.
An excellent resource book offering practical ideas inclusive ideas for supporting children with a range of additional needs
The book provides relevant and easy links to practice. This makes it easy for students to implement supports and interventions when they go on placement and work with children with additional needs. the book also provides an overview of child development and how children with additional needs may delayed in reaching milestones. The book is easily accessable for students and is well suited for an applied course in Early Childhood Care and Education.
contains useful, relevant information to support the sessions.
A practical guide for practitioners and students in supporting children with special needs. Some useful proformas for observations and strategies for support.
This book is a really useful guide to recognising children with special needs in early years. The summaries of expectations at each major developmental stage in the main areas; communication, language and literacy, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development, along with suggestions for themed observations, provide good starting points to this process. Chapter 7 provides helpful guidance about how to analyse themed observations once completed, and the final chapter described the 'graduated response' to making additional provision for children who need it. Throughout, the 'points for practice' encourage a reflective and inclusive approach.
This is an excellent resource to support the early years foundation degree. It is packed with practical ideas for practitioners to use and adapt within their settings and with the children they work with. It also includes a DVD with photocopiable worksheets etc. Highly recommended.
Fantastic - and the CDrom has been overused. Great book with handouts for my students
A very useful book which I did recommend for our students on the health and Well-being module which was a core module for our ECS degree. This module has now closed but the book has been transferred to another module which is also core for our second year course