• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Early Intervention and Transition
Early Intervention and Transition
Rebecca CrutchleyRuth Hunt
Chapter Objectives
  • Discuss the evolution of the early intervention approach and its impact on early years provision.
  • Consider models of best practice when implementing early intervention programmes.
  • Explore some of the challenges involved in effective early intervention approaches.

It has long been recognised that timely and appropriate intervention to support children with SEND is the most effective approach to ensuring that children’s needs are supported and provision is appropriate to their development and learning. Reference to early intervention was made as long ago as the Warnock report in 1978, who stated in her recommendations:

The education of children with disabilities or significant difficulties must start as early as possible without any minimum age limit. In the earliest years parents rather ...

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