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Identifying Additional Learning Needs in the Early Years

2nd Edition

By Christine Macintyre


160 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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I know there is something wrong, but what?

How do I know if outside help for this child is needed?

How do I tell parents that their child could have a learning difficulty?

These are questions that most nursery workers will have to face during their careers, and questions which this new edition of Identifying Additional Learning Needs sets out to answer. Based on the experiences of real children and typical situations in early years settings, this book will be an invaluable companion for early years practitioners who care for and educate young children with additional learning needs.

Attention Deficit Disorder, dyspraxia, dyslexia and autism are some of the difficulties explained in depth, with detailed suggestions to help support children with these special needs. Chapters in this fully revised new edition: 

    • explore the process of early identification;
    • show how to make inclusion a reality in the nursery;
    • tackle the complex issue of dealing with parents;
    • discuss techniques for skilled and informed observation and assessment.
    • Include developmental charts to allow a child’s progress to be monitored and celebrated.

Each chapter has an explanation section supported by a set of practical strategies to support both the child and the practitioner. Throughout this lively and informative book, Christine Macintyre uses case studies to highlight the importance of listening to young children and shows how making time for listening is vital to providing exactly the right level of help and support.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the scene 1. Supporting children through providing early interventions 2. The continuous sequence of observation, planning, assessment, intervention and evaluation 3. Listen to the children explain their difficulties 4. Understanding movement dificulties . Understanding speech and language difficulties 6. Understanding difficulties with perception and sensory integration 7. Understanding behaviour difficulties

About the Author

Christine Macintyre, formerly a teacher and lecturer at Moray House, Edinburgh University, now works as an early years consultant specialising in the field of movement development. She is currently working with staff who teach children with profound and complex needs and has written many books based on researching developmental issues.

About the Series

Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

The books in this exciting new series have been written to closely mirror major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 & 2). Packed full of illustrations, practical ideas, support and advice, this series addresses the key issues arising from working in today’s nursery and school environments.

Benefit from the experiences of our highly qualified authors to help you captivate and inspire the children in the early years of their education.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education