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Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event

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
Case studies

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


Start Date
Tuesday 11 February 2020
End Date
Tuesday 11 February 2020
09:30 - 15:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

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

Additional information







Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers / Early Years Providers non Brighton and Hove / Schools
target audience
Course pre-requisites
BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building, County Oak Avenue
Event Trainers
Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service *
Pricing Bands
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