Good communication between professionals, parents and early years educators is perhaps the single most important factor in ensuring continuity of progress for a young child with special educational needs. This fully revised and updated second edition focuses on what needs to be done and how to achieve it through good communication practices. It also provides a useful initial reference for those networking and liaising on behalf of the child. This book is structured to be easily accessible - both in terms of language and format - for busy SENCOs, nursery and infant teachers, educational psychologists, parents, support workers, playgroup leaders and professionals in health and social services. It will also be of interest to students taking BEd and PGCE courses in early years education.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Legal Context; Roles & Responsibilities: Who Does What?; Early Identification & Communication with Parents & Carers; Joint Planning for Children with Identified Needs; In-school Communication; Issues Affecting Collaboration.
Sue Roffey is an educational psychologist, consultant and honorary research fellow at the Centre for Critical Psychology, University of Western Sydney.