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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
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||11 February 2020||09:30 - 15:00||BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building||Map|
This course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:
The course will enable the manager and/or safeguarding lead practitioner to develop a child protection policy and to communicate appropriately with staff and parents about the issues.
Updated safeguarding requirement September 2016 - "During term time, or when the setting is in operation, the designated safeguarding lead or an appropriately trained deputy should be available during opening hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns."
It is expected that delegates will refresh their training every two years.