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EY Early identification and action: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the early years

Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 30

This course promotes best practice in early intervention when working with early years children identified with SEN

Target audience: Early years practitioners

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand the key principles underpinning the work of early years special education needs practitioners
    1. Define Special Educational Needs (SEN) by describing the four areas of need and the key difficulties associated with each
    2. Describe the identifying characteristics of High and Low Incidence special needs
    3. Explain the cycle of the 'Graduated Approach', and how each aspect helps to provide suitable SEN support
    4. Explain the role of the early years practitioner / key person and that of the SENCO within the cycle
  2. Understand ways to promote positive practice in working with children identified with SEN and their parents / carers
    1. Explain how and why reviews of progress, including formal progress checks, should be used to inform the 'Graduated Approach'
    2. Explain the importance of the child and the child’s parents/carers, being actively engaged and participating as fully as possible in decisions.
    3. Explain what an effective support plan should include and why clear outcomes are important.
    4. Identify what information can and/or should be shared with others within the setting and beyond to support the achievement of the agreed outcomes and effective transition.

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