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In the third edition of this respected and influential textbook, Kate Wall blends theory and practice with an informative and highly accessible writing style to provide a detailed analysis of provision for young children with additional needs.

New to this edition are: - up-to-date information on all the relevant policies and legislation, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Every Child Matters (ECM) and the training guidelines for new SENCOs; - a timeline showing the development of policies and legislation in the field; - learning objectives at the beginning of chapters; - points for reflection within chapters, to aid independent study and facilitate critical thinking; - new case studies, which cover the Birth to 8 age range; - new content on the role of fathers, pupil ...

Key Issues for Consideration
Key issues for consideration

As I have worked through this, the third edition, several significant issues have emerged which are, for the most part, totally interlinked. These are issues which all need addressing as a matter of urgency at national level to have any hope of significant change being made in the foreseeable future. It is a sad reflection that many of them first emerged in 1978 in the Warnock Report and are now, over 30 years later, still demanding our time and attention. The issues are:

  • SEN documentation – speed of production/change and exclusivity
  • the need to listen to and respond to the voices of the families and the young children themselves
  • SEN training and the funding that it demands
  • early years workforce issues – ...
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