|Audience||Early years practitioners|
- Define Special Educational Needs (SEN) by describing the four areas of need and the key difficulties associated with each
- Describe the identifying characteristics of High and Low Incidence special needs
- Explain the cycle of the 'Graduated Approach'
- and how each aspect helps to provide suitable SEN support
- Explain the role of the early years practitioner \/ key person and that of the SENCO within the cycle
- Explain how and why reviews of progress
- including formal progress checks
- should be used to inform the 'Graduated Approach'
- Explain the importance of the child and the child\u2019s parents\/carers
- being actively engaged and participating as fully as possible in decisions.
- Explain what an effective support plan should include and why clear outcomes are important.
- Identify what information can and\/or should be shared with others within the setting and beyond to support the achievement of the agreed outcomes and effective transition.
- Understand the key principles underpinning the work of early years special education needs practitioners
- Understand ways to promote positive practice in working with children identified with SEN and their parents \/ carers