Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND) in Practice provides current, clear and
accessible information to support and inform on the duties and responsibilities of practitioners,
managers and staff who care for children with special needs.
The book covers the most updated legislation and statutory government policy and includes
further guidance for parents, practioners and teachers on approaches in place for special
needs provision following the coronavirus pandemic and how COVID-19 may have impacted the transition for children in these groups when moving between nursery and Reception or from Reception to Year one.
The book includes chapters on:
- What is SEND? - Strategies to remove barriers to learning
- How to support children with specific conditions
- The key role of the SENCO and their relationship with children, parents and carers
- Working in partnership with other professionals and multi-agency support
- Child protection and safeguarding.
Whatever the setting, this book provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of SEND policy
in the EYFS, advice on how to ensure that best practice is applied consistently and effectively in
daily provision, as well as clarity on what resources and funding are available to support children
with special conditions and their families.
About the author
Claire Hewson is an experienced early years teacher and education writer. She is a contributor
to Early Years Educator (EYE) magazine. She has also written education materials for the Roald
Dahl Society and Teachit Primary. Claire is based in Cambridge.
Claudia Holmes has a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Jorge Tadeo
Lozano University in Bogotá. Her professional background is in international aid and development
cooperations. She lives in the UK and has a daughter, Sophie, who has Down Syndrome.