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 voice and listening to children, taking an holistic view of the child, and current issues around diversity and inclusion.

This book is essential reading for early years students and practitioners, and for all those working with young children with special educational needs and their families.

Programmes of Intervention

Programmes of intervention

Chapter Objectives

To develop awareness of:

  • the importance of early intervention and effective programmes of intervention
  • effective use of IEPs
  • case studies of speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs).


In the preceding chapter, we considered the need for regular observations and assessments within our work with children with special needs. To be meaningful, observations need to inform our planning and any intervention programmes or strategies we put in place to support progress.

It is now widely acknowledged that early intervention is essential to ensure all children are given opportunities to achieve their full potential and this was embedded in the Removing Barriers to Achievement report (DfES, 2004c):

Early intervention is the cornerstone of our strategy. Every Child Matters recognised the lasting benefits of early ...

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