Children with Autism Autism affects how people communicate and relate to other people. It also affects the way they see the world. Children will only be diagnosed with autism once they have had several assessments from professionals. Some people can struggle to come to terms with this What should I do if a parent asks me if their child has … [Read more...] about Helping children with Autism
When a child is dealing with a bereavement in the family this can be a very upsetting time for them. Young children don't know how to express their emotions and deal with the loss. Practitioners should support both the child and family, depending on children's age and stage the child may be very open and exchange conversation. Whereas other … [Read more...] about Supporting children with bereavement
Ways to support children with English as an additional language This is a challenge often faced by practitioners in early years settings and there are more and more children starting early years settings speaking different home languages. As well as it being difficult to communicate with these children it can also be difficult to use the … [Read more...] about Supporting children with English as an additional language
SENCO Model Job Description Our SENCO is ……………………………… The role of the SENCO is to ensure that the setting actively promote inclusive practice and supports children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for implementing the setting’s Inclusion or SEND policy and to work … [Read more...] about SENCO Model Job Description
How can early years settings support children's Language development? Every Child a Talker (ECAT ) programme has been designed to help practitioners in early years settings to create an environment that supports and stimulates the children's Language development, this will enable children to experiment with and learn new language. It can also be … [Read more...] about The importance of focusing on Language Development
Makaton involves the use of signs, symbols and speech to help children and adults communicate and to aid spoken language. These are used in conjunction with one another to support children who have no speech or those whose speech is unclear. Makaton is used for a variety of reasons and purposes such as: sharing thoughts and emotions; labeling … [Read more...] about What is Makaton?
Many parents tend to believe that it is their fault their child has speech difficulties, but The British Stammering Association is quick to reassure parents otherwise. In order to help your child overcome speech difficulties it is recommended to refer them to a speech therapist as soon as possible, for more help on this contact your health visitor … [Read more...] about How to help a child overcome stammering in the early stages.
All children go through a phase of biting, however, not with the intention of purposely hurting someone. Many children start biting when teething to try and ease the pain. Jo Baranek, an early year's lead advisor at the National Day Nurseries Association, believes ‘biting is a natural part of a child’s development,' after having experienced … [Read more...] about Tackle biting through communication, not actions