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Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.

Introduction
Introduction
Rebecca Crutchley

The purpose of this book is to provide teachers, students and practitioners working in the field of early years and special education an insight into provision and services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). As can be seen from the biographies of the contributors, the chapters reflect the expertise and experience of professionals from a range of perspectives and as such we hope that the information provided will be useful for a wide audience.

As might be expected from the subtitle of the book, there is a strong focus on partnership and participation, reflecting the authors’ commitment to the importance of working with children, parents and as multi-agency professionals to meet the needs of the children and families with whom they ...

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