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.
Chapter 2: Working with Parents : Principles of Engagement
Working with Parents : Principles of Engagement
- Explore what it means to work in collaboration with parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities.
- Consider the importance of effective collaboration and partnership.
- Discuss some of the key challenges.
- Provide some practical and realistic strategies and examples of best practice of involving parents in their children’s learning and development and in the evaluation and design of services.
The Diverse Family
When we refer to parents, we are not necessarily just considering the child’s birth mother and father – families are different and diverse, but all deserve to be treated fairly. The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination, and must be abided by in workplaces, schools and in wider society – ...