These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children.
Course activities will include:
Presentation and handouts
Small group discussions & tasks
There are five separate sessions and you can attend as many or as few as you feel appropriate.
This session will cover:
Exploring strategies and resources to help children with sensory and physical needs access the curriculum. Supporting the social and emotional development of children with additional sensory / physical needs.
Understanding hearing impairment - Measuring hearing and reading an audiogram. Cochlear implants. What makes a deaf friendly preschool setting?
Understanding visual impairment - Vision tests. Understanding physical difficulties including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and dyspraxia.
Differentiating resources and activities and adapting the environment.
Opportunities to experience the child’s world through simulated activities,
Accessing and working with specialist services to support these areas of need
The sessions will give participants:
an increased understanding of specific difficulties and provide a range of strategies to effectively support children with particular areas of need
increased confidence in recording targets, support and outcomes on SEND Support Plans for particular areas of need
opportunities to review policies and practices in their setting to reduce barriers to achievement and inclusion