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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.

Models of SEN Provision : The Inclusion Debate
Models of SEN Provision: The Inclusion Debate
Ruth Hunt
Chapter Objectives
  • What are models of disability and models of inclusion and how might these interact with or impact on people and systems?
  • What is the current provision for children in the UK with additional needs (educational and medical/health needs) in light of inclusion priorities and with reference to models of inclusion?
  • What are the issues raised by the practicalities of implementing the inclusion agenda?
  • How do children, parents and staff currently experience inclusion?

Since the 1978 Warnock Report, inclusion has been the avowed educational goal for children within the UK with special educational needs, and/or medical or health needs, supported by the Salamanca Statement (UNESCO, 1994) which called for truly inclusive educational establishments. ...

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