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1st Edition

The Early Years Intervention Toolkit
Inclusive Activities to Support Child Development

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ISBN 9781032152547
February 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

The Early Years Intervention Toolkit provides a range of ready-made activities to enable early years practitioners and health visitors to address observed difficulties in a child’s development prior to starting school.

It includes a checklist of observed behaviours which links to a range of effective and engaging activities to support children’s development across the three prime foundational areas of learning: Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Activities focus on a variety of crucial skills such as speaking and listening, moving and handling, and forming relationships, making use of materials readily available in every early years setting.

This toolkit offers:

• A time-saving approach to interventions, with additional guidance on planning, providing, and recording appropriate interventions

• Advice and activities to share with parents for them to try at home

• A framework to enable early years practitioners to identify specific difficulties in key areas of development

• Downloadable resources to support activities and interventions

The Early Years Intervention Toolkit is an inclusive programme and all children in the early years will benefit from taking part in the activities. It will be an essential resource for early years practitioners to effectively identify and support learning needs in child development and will boost the confidence of young children as they prepare for key stage one.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Early Identification and Intervention  Chapter 2: Making Meaningful Observations  Chapter 3: Using the Early Years Intervention Toolkit  Chapter 4: Checklists of Observed Behaviours  Chapter 5: The Early Years Intervention Activities  Chapter 6: Parents as Partners  Chapter 7: Parent Support Activities (PSA)

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Linda Tallent was for many years an early years teacher and local authority school improvement officer. She founded the Learning and Training Consultancy (LTC), a training company providing support and advice to primary schools. She worked as an independent educational consultant, providing advice, support and training locally, nationally and internationally to teachers, senior managers and local authority officers.

Her knowledge of child development and early years practice enabled her to support schools to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning, ensuring that all children--whatever their background, gender, or special educational need--achieve as well as possible.

In her final years she continued to work tirelessly to provide EYFS practitioners with resources to help them improve their provision for children.

Jean Thompson has taught for over twenty years in both Special Education and in mainstream Primary schools. For the past ten years she has worked as a consultant for SEND and Inclusion and School Improvement. She has supported schools and Early Years settings in all aspects of SEN, Disability and Inclusion. She has been involved in delivering a high quality CPD programme to teachers and practitioners, including newly Qualified Teachers and also to trainee teachers a tutor for Nat Award for SENCOs. Currently Jean is a tutor, mentor and Virtual School Headteacher.