Special Educational Needs Essay

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This assignment will be looking at children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). I will be focusing on how (ADHD) has changed over the years since 1960 compare to today society. I’ll also be describing the educational support available for children with (ADHD) in the 1960 and the support they would receive today. What are ‘special educational needs’ (SEN?) Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them (DfES, 2001). According to (Wall, 2006) stated that education is the key to a better future and that all children have the right to a good education and the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Inclusion in education aims is to ensure that every child gain or receive the best education as possible by placing them in a best learning surrounding. Farell (2001) stated that for inclusion to be active pupils must actively belong to, be welcomed by and participate in a school and community and they should be fully included. Booth et.al (1997) suggests that inclusion requires the removal of barriers to learning for all children. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are entitled to receive full-time education that is appropriate to their needs including an appropriate curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. The Education Reform Act (1988) states that a child with special educational needs has a right to a broad, balanced curriculum, including access to the National Curriculum. Each child will be valued and acknowledged as a unique individual and his/her needs will be addressed appropriately through careful planning and the introduction of relevant, meaningful and indivualised tasks and experiences (McTavish,2006). Inclusive early years setting, all children, including special needs, should therefore
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