Recognising and supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)


This CACHE endorsed short course explores the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. Learn more about Down’s syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. Discuss the role of the setting SENCO and how practitioners can understand, support, and provide for individual children with SEN.

Cost £30

Learning outcomes 

  • You will learn that various pieces of legislation provide legal rights for disabled children and give responsibilities to providers of services for children and young people
  • You will learn about ‘child- and young person-led’ models of delivery where the service is influenced by the people using it
  • You will learn that, as with all children, observation is a key starting point in making an assessment of children’s needs, learning, and development 

Advantages of this course 

  • It is only relatively recently that special needs and disability has been seen as an equal opportunities and inclusion issue. Practitioners need to be aware of and implement the requirements of the many pieces of legislation which have been enacted within the last 30 years.
  • This course offers information and links to the various pieces of legislation which provide legal rights for disabled people, and to the current SEND Code of Practice
  • You will also have access to invaluable information for those dealing with some of the most frequently encountered special educational needs
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning?
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 6-10 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes
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