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.

How to Write Individual Education Plans to Encourage Positive Behaviour

How to write individual education plans to encourage positive behaviour

This chapter will explore the concept of differentiating the curriculum for the child with behavioural difficulties who needs to follow a programme that is additional to and different from the usual early years curriculum. We will:

  • look at ways of identifying and recording inappropriate behaviour, particularly through observations;
  • examine some general principles behind the planning and writing of Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which you may prefer to call ‘Individual Behaviour Plans’;
  • explore the writing of IEPs specifically for children with behavioural difficulties;
  • look at ways of working with the child and their parents in the planning and implementation of an IEP;
  • have a look at Play Plans and their usefulness as ...
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