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ERIC Number: ED494691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-13
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-4153-6214-8ISBN-978-0-4153-6214-6
Identifying Additional Learning Needs in the Early Years: Listening to the Children. The Nursery World/Routledge Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners
MacIntyre, Christine
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"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, at some point in their careers, will have to face. Based on the lives of real children and typical situations in early years settings, early years practitioners will find this book invaluable in helping them care for and educate young children with additional learning difficulties. 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. Each chapter has an explanation section supported by a set of practical strategies to support both the child and the practitioner. Throughout this book, the author uses case studies to highlight the importance of listening to young children and shows how making time for listening is key to providing exactly the right level of help. The contents of this book include: (1) The Early Identification of Learning Difficulties; (2) Listen to the Children; (3) Fostering Communication between Parents and Nursery Staff; (4a) Just Let Me Play! Observing Children at Play; (4b) Understanding Speech and Language Difficulties; (4c) Understanding Movement Difficulties; (4d) Understanding Difficulties in Paying Attention and in Remembering; (4e) Difficulties with Perception and Sensory Integration; (4f) Difficulties with Behaviour; and (5) An Overview of Conditions Where Children Need Additional Support.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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