Special Needs and Early Years
A Practitioner Guide
In the third edition of this respected and influential textbook, Kate Wall blends theory and practice with an informative and highly accessible writing style to provide a detailed analysis of provision for young children with additional needs.
New to this edition are:
- up-to-date information on all the relevant policies and legislation, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Every Child Matters (ECM) and the training guidelines for new SENCOs;
- a timeline showing the development of policies and legislation in the field;
- learning objectives at the beginning of chapters;
- points for reflection, to aid independent study and facilitate critical thinking;
- new case studies, covering the Birth to 8 age range;
- new content on the role of fathers, pupil voice and listening to children, taking an holistic view of the child, and current issues around diversity and inclusion.
This book is essential reading for early years students and practitioners, and for all those working with young children with special educational needs and their families.
'This book is highly recommended for anyone looking to expand their working knowledge of special education needs and the policy that covers and guides practice; it will prove invaluable for any student wishing to become better acquainted with the complex issues that surround this subject' -
Early Years Educator
'This wide-ranging and theoretically grounded update of a key text is extremely user-friendly for both academics and students wishing to gain an insight into the impact of Special Needs within the widening early years workforce' -
Julia Druce, Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for Early Years, Playwork and Education,
Anglia Ruskin University
Additional reading for SEND with up to date revisions
Insightful information which allows the learners to engage with content
A detailed yet accessible text covering guidance for practitioners working with children with special needs in early years settings. Clear summaries provided of key issues with well-written case studies to illustrate theory in practice.
This book is an excellent resource and essential reading for early years students and practitioners, and for all professionals working with children with additional needs and their families. The new edition contains excellent and diverse case studies to support application of learning to practice.
I have used this text for my Children with Specific Needs module. We struggle to find relevant books for the course but students comment that this is a useful text.
This text has been suggested to many of our students who are studying for their qualification as special educational needs coordinators.
This book provided some useful supplementary reading for our students who were looking at working with younger children. It was practice based an therefore will be useful for students after this course.
Detailed timeline of SEN development over the last few years, ideal for students studying an education degree.
This book will be useful for some learners who suport children with special needs.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Legislation and policy