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SPECIAL NEEDS (LEVEL 2)
 
SPECIAL NEEDS (LEVEL 2)
 
£270.00
 

COURSE CODE 26


 

A truly comprehensive course in this very rewarding area of childcare. If you already work with children you'll find this informative course will improve your skills and increase your work satisfaction!

  • This course covers all the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses.
  • The course is written in an accessible style, so that even difficult areas such as the legal framework will be easily understood.
  • Provides an overview of the full range of special needs, including physical, behavioural and learning difficulties.
  •  Offers practical advice on how to integrate children with special needs in mainstream provision.
  • Includes case studies to heighten awareness of issues and to promote individual evaluation skills.


Entry requirements:

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this study programme. Simple word processing skills and use of email are essential.

Support:

All students will be assigned a personal tutor with whom they may correspond with via email. A tutor will be assigned upon receipt of your first assignment

Duration:

All students have one year to complete this course from date of registration. Average study of 60 hours.

Provided materials:

    * Course Manual
    * Unlimited email support Monday to Friday
    * College Certification 

This course comes complete in a college bag for real flexibility

Special needs: Key Issues
Unit One: Understanding Key Issues and Perspectives
Definitions of special need educational needs
Models of disability
Understanding the concept of inclusive education
Attitudes and stereotypesBeing sensitive to language
Unit Two: Key Legislation
The background to current legislation

Unit Three: Working with SEN Code of Practice 2001

    * Fundamental principles of the code of practice
    * Understanding how the code of practice might affect your setting
    * The role of the SENCO
    * Developing the SEN policy

Unit Four: Identifying and Assessing Children who need extra support

    * Early identification is not about “sorting” children
    *Focusing on the child
    *What to observe
    * Using the information gained from the observations

Unit Five: Working with Parents

    *Parents and the Code of Practice
    *
Communicating with parents
    *Parents as an invaluable source of information
    *Parent partnership services

Unit Six: Individual Education Plans

    *The purpose of IEPs
    *Understanding when children need an IEP
    *Reviewing IEPsIEPs can be modified
    *Writing IEPs
    *Storage of IEPs
    *What information should an IEP Contain?
    *People involved with writing the IEP

Unit Seven: Gaining additional support for children: Early years action plus

    *Early years action plus
    *Sources of support and information

Module Two:
Working with Children
Unit Eight: Valuing and Empowering Children

    *The code of practice and children
    *Developing a key worker system
    *Suggested activities
    * Helping children to develop a positive self image
    * Understanding how the self image is built

Unit Nine: Supporting Children’s Communication and Interaction

    *Why communication is an important skill
    *Understanding the components of interaction
    *Strategies to develop children’s language
    *Principles of supporting children’s communications and interaction
    *Common difficulties for children
    *Suggested activities

Unit Ten: Supporting Children’s Cognition and Learning

    * What is Cognitive development?
    * Suggested activities
    * Learning about abstract concepts
    * Motivation
    * Understanding how information is processed
    * Language and thought

Module Three:

    * Meeting the Needs of Children with Specific Impairments and Conditions

Unit Eleven: Supporting Children’s Behaviour and Social and Emotional Development

    * Guiding children’s behaviour
    * Learning appropriate behaviour
    * Understanding how children learn behaviours
    * Taking a pro-active approach to guiding children’s behaviour
    * Specific challenging behaviours
    * Supporting children’s emotional and social development
    * Suggested Activities

 Unit Twelve: Supporting Children’s Sensory and Physical Development

    *Understanding why sensory development is important
    *Supporting children’s physical development
    *Suggested Activities

 Unit Thirteen: Summary of Conditions and Impairments in Children

    * Asthma
    * Attention Deficit
    * Hyperactivity Disorder
    * Spectrum Disorder
    * Cerebral Palsy
    * Coeliac Disease
    * Cystic Fibrosis
    * Diabetes
    * Downs Syndrome
    * Duchenne
    * Muscular Dystrophy
    * Dyslexia
    * Dyspraxia
    * Eczema
    * Epilepsy
    * Fragile X
    * Hearing
    * Impairment
    * Hydrocephalus
    * Sickle Cell
    * Disorders
    * Spina Bifida
    * Visual Impairment
 
Examination:

No examination is necessary

Assessment method:

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. All assignments are required to be submitted via email throughout your course.

Qualification:

UK Open College Supporting Special Needs Certificate

Once completed successfully each student will receive their certificate from the college proving their skills and knowledge in this rewarding field. Add this to your completed folder of courswork and impress any potential employer. Your certificate will give you the self belief and confidence to progress further with your studies or help make inroads to getting that job you have always wanted.

This new course covers all the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses. The book is written in an accessible style, so that even difficult areas such as the legal framework will be easily understood.
 

  • Provides an overview of the full range of special needs, including physical, behavioral and learning difficulties.
  •  
  • Offers practical advice on how to integrate children with special needs in mainstream provision.
  •  
  • Includes case studies to heighten awareness of issues and to promote individual evaluation skills.


Ideal support course for: NVQ and SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education, CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing, BTEC National in Early Years, Specialist Teacher Award

Course Requirements

There are no previous skills or qualifications needed to register for this study programme

Syllabus

This course consists of the following twelve modules. Assignments are completed during and after each one.

    * Defining `special needs`
    * Attitudes and values of society
    * Impact on the family
    * The child - emotional and social development
    * Legislation
    * Role of primary health professionals
    * Parental support systems
    * Early learning structured programmes
    * Educational provision
    * Specialist equipment
 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


SPECIAL NEEDS (LEVEL 2)
 
SPECIAL NEEDS (LEVEL 2)
 
 
£270.00
 

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