Praise for the First Edition: 'Those who found this author's previous books on SEN in early years useful might be keen to add her latest publication to their shelves. The structure of the book is clear and usefully outlined, with menus and summaries for each chapter.' Nursery World This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable and printable resources, including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - Coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples. Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant, based in Northumberland, having worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.
Chapter 1: How to Make Sure Your Setting is Fully Inclusive
How to Make Sure Your Setting is Fully Inclusive
In this chapter we will explore the concept of inclusion by:
- discussing how it has evolved historically, legally and in practice;
- looking at an overview of legislative developments and government initiatives from 1978 to the present day;
- tracking the gradual move from ‘integration’ to ‘inclusion’;
- discussing ways to ensure exclusion does not occur;
- exploring ways of developing inclusive practices in the setting's activities, in relation to children with behavioural difficulties.
You may think that a section addressing the situation of children with special educational needs (SEN) is irrelevant to you. After all, you're reading this book because you feel there are possibly children in your setting who ‘only’ present inappropriate behaviour and don't ...