A practical guide for all early years professionals, and in particular
the non-specialist practitioner, to help support children in their care
with speech, language and communication needs. This title is
part of the Meeting Special Needs series of practical handbooks
designed for early years professionals working with or caring for
children with specific disordes.They are written in a very
user-friendly format and have been produced to meet the great demand
for practical and jargon-free guides on special needs conditions and
how to help and support children affected by the disorder to ensure
that they are fully included in the setting.
This title includes:
- An understanding of the disorder
- Signs and symptoms
- Practical ways to help and support
- Case studies
- Useful resources
About the author
This title is written by Mary Mountstephen, a Special Educational Needs Coordinator who has worked in a variety of mainstream and special schools. Mary has an MA in Special Education and is also the Associate Editor of SEN Magazine.
Also in the series:
"A practical publication that includes sections on the indicators of
Speech Language and Communication Needs, communication delay, obtaining
advice and support, supporting the child and its parents and concluding
with useful links to agencies working in this area. The book sets
scenes and then asks questions, so providing a link with practitioners'
own work and experience - a useful technique. It includes information
on the common areas of concern in relation to SLCN and possible causes,
and then provides ideas and practical solutions to support the child
and its parents. The section on strategies to support inclusion is
particularly helpful and would fit in easily with early years practice.
[This book] would appeal to all staff who work with children of 7 and
below. [It is] practical, supportive and clearly based on the authors
own successful experience." Special Needs Information Press
book provides a concise resource for parents and professionals in how
to recognise when a child has speech, language or communication needs.
The statutory rights of the child within current legislation are
clearly outline, together with what is normal at different ages of
development. Avoiding the technical jargon so often used by
professional, the author directs the reader where to seek help and how
to use the services that are available." Sally Goodard Blythe, Co-Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP)