Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Children with special educational needs (SEN) have the right to be education alongside others and the right not to be at a disadvantage because of their needs when accessing services. With the right support and well-planned provision, children with SEN can thrive and achieve their full potential. In this short course you will explore the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. You will learn about Down's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy and Asperger's Syndrome as examples of common learning disabilities creating special educational needs, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. We will look at the role of the setting SENCO and how you too can understand, support and provide for individual children with SEN in your care. This course is intended for practitioners working in a range of childcare settings.
  • Learners 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
  • Learners will learn about ‘child- and young person-led’ models of delivery where the service is influenced by the people using it
  • Learners 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 


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACH


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