• Importance of including parents/guardians in planning. Planning • Current influences on the planning and provision of learning opportunities. • Importance of planning and providing learning opportunities to meet children’s diverse needs. • Plans of curriculum activities • How planned curriculum can promote learning Role of practitioner • The role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs • Reflective account how a practitioner can support the learning needs of the children. After the practitioner know the information and understands it, there next role is too use it to meet the children’s learning needs.
It may also highlight underlying difficulties such as dyslexia or learning difficulties. The Teacher may feel it is necessary to report the concerns to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) as further intervention could be required. The SENCo and teacher may then meet with the parents to discuss the concerns and agree the action they want to take. The school and parents may agree an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) which will set out targets to help the child progress. If, following assessment of this intervention, further help is needed; it may be decided to refer the child for an assessment by the Education Psychologist who can provide advice to the school on strategies to help the child.
Identify the needs of a child or adult with learning difficulties/disabilities with whom you work and recommend possible ways forward with this person. If possible, work with at least one other person as you carry out this assessment. In your assignment you will need to: • explain and justify your methods • briefly evaluate the way you worked with your ‘partner’ • support your arguments with relevant literature. “ Inclusion is not about placing children in mainstream schools. It is about changing schools to make them more responsive to the needs of all children.” (Mittler, 2000 cited Carpenter,Ashdown & Bovair 2001) It is widely known, that assessments of the level of a student’s performance greatly influence the teacher’s planning and strategies.
SPE 226 Educating the Exceptional Learner Benchmark Assessment Targeted Essential Learning Effective teachers implement lesson plans that utilize diversified strategies to meet the learning needs of students with varying degrees of cognitive abilities. Effective teachers are able to adapt instruction based on learner needs. (APTS 3, 9; INTASC 2; CEC 4, 7) Assessment Tool Selected Project a) Accommodations and Modification of Lesson Plan b) Report - Reflective Analysis Specific Performance/Task(s) • Implement lesson plans. (APTS 3.1) • Select and utilize best practice implementation strategies appropriate to different developmental levels. (APTS 3.7) • Implement differentiated strategies that address diverse learners.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.
Reggio Emilia focuses more on the role family centered care play in impacting children’s development. John Dewey supports the idea of making children lifelong learners by increasing their awareness of the world and providing them with the necessary skills to function and operate productively and responsibly in society. All three theorist espouse the fundamental certainty that children if given the proper care and social interactions, can develop into critical conscious beings aware of themselves and the world in which they live. Teacher-child and peer interaction are two integral aspects of children critical development. Vygotsky supports this notion and argues that family centered care increases children’s awareness through dialogue, child initiated play, and other engaging challenging explorations such as small groups interactions and the overall interactions with others.
Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs- this means? * Statutory Assessment of Special Educational needs means that the special educational needs of the majority of the children should be met in a mainstream setting. Explain early years action/ school action * The early years action is when practitioners or SENCO identify special educational needs of children and work in a team to provide strategies that are in addition or different from those usually provided in the curriculum. * School action is the action taken when special educational needs are identified by teachers and interventions additional to or different from those provided by the usual differentiated curriculums are put in place. Explain early years action plus/ school action plus * Early years action plus is when practitioners who work with children on daily basis and SENCO are given advice and support by specialists in order to provide alternative interventions which are in addition to or different from other interventions identified in early years action.
CYPOP 9 1.1 Explain the importance of providing accurate and up to date information and advice to children and young people. Young people should have accurate and up-to-date information about the range of opportunities available to them along with appropriate career information, advice and guidance (IAG) and any information to help support the decision-making process. All young people are entitled to the support that they need to move into a positive and sustained destination. All young people will have frequent opportunities to discuss their learning with an adult who can act as a mentor, helping them to set appropriate goals for the next stage in learning and provide suitable IAG when required. Involving young people in planning and reflecting on their own learning through assessment, evaluation and personal learning planning is essential and this is the responsibility of all practitioners regardless of the learning setting.
The strands are: • To learn about themselves - Self Concept Development • To learn about their feelings - Emotional Development • To learn about other people - Social Development • To learn to communicate - Language Development • To learn to move and do - Physical Development • To learn to think - Cognitive Development The quality of early experiences is shaped by the individuals with whom infants and toddlers spend their time and by the environments where they spend their time. As early childhood professionals, we know what children need in order to be successful in both school and in life. This document designed for program trainers, directors and parent educators to use as they work with caregivers and parents to insure quality care for infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers are cared for in a variety of settings. These settings include the child’s own home, child care centers and family child care.
Child Care and Education Unit 7 play and learning in children’s education Salma Sohail E1) Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs The adult plays and important part role in providing children with the environment and resources to develop their skills through play. The role of the practitioner is to provide challenging opportunities and guidance as appropriate. Making sure that the children’s needs are met plays a vital role in the development stages of a child, therefore practitioners should ensure that child centred approach is taken when dealing with children in order to achieve the best results. Practitioners could involve other people apart from themselves for example work