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Recognising and Planning for Special Needs in the Early Years
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Recognising and Planning for Special Needs in the Early Years



July 2009 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Making sure that young children with special educational needs have the right support is a top priority for all early years settings, but spotting additional needs can be tricky. This book is the ultimate resource for busy practitioners, who want good, clear advice on what to look for and how to set up the necessary provision.

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

The book also includes case studies of children between 0 to 5 years, sample policies and lots of reproducible 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.

 
The Bigger Picture: The Law, Guidance and Recommendations
 
A Unique Child: An Holistic View
 
Enabling Environments: The Reflective Setting
 
Development Matters: Looking at Personal, Social and Emotional Development
 
Development Matters: Looking at Communication, Language and Literacy
 
Development Matters: Looking at Physical Development
 
Look, Listen and Note: Themed Observations
 
Next Steps: Plan, Do, Review

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

Mrs Elizabeth Coates
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
April 30, 2012

May be too basic for some students but this book will help students who did not have any special needs knowledge in EY settings.

Dr Mioka Matsuda
School of Care, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
June 27, 2011

A great text for exploring this topic, particularly from a practitioner's perspective.

Miss Jessica Clark
Early Childhood Studies, University Campus Suffolk
March 9, 2011

This is a practical and useful book which is extremely helpful to all those working in early years. It addresses how special needs can be identified and supported across different areas of provision and suggests practical ways of supporting children with special needs. The CD Rom provides an alternative means of accessing the material, which should appeal to all types of learners.

Mrs Patricia Shaw
Institute for Learning, Hull University
September 16, 2010

Bright, colourful book. Eyecatching. Great accompanying disc

Mrs Wendy Fish
Department of Law, Justice and Community Studies, University Centre at Blackburn College
October 5, 2009
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