We have been looking at Special Educational Needs and Disability. There are two assignments for the unit. This is the first one. You can use the framework I have attached if you wish for your assignment. The remainder of the assessment criteria are assessed in the workplace by observation, reflective statement or witness statement.
Assignment Unit 18
1.1 Outline the legal entitlements of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs You should look at the handout given at the course and the section which gives an outline of children’s legal rights. You should also read the details of the legislation on special needs, equalities and safeguarding in the leaflet as background.This is the web address for a bookletabout the Child and Families Act which gives a bit more detail to help you understand.Page 21 http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/359681/Young_Person_s_Guide_to_the_Children_and_Families_Act.pdf
1.2 Describe the assessment and intervention frameworks for disabled children and those with special needs You should look at the sections on assessing and intervening in the early years and in schools. The background reading above will also help with this. If you school has specific assessments that it uses with children you are supporting, you could describe these. You could also give an example of the sort of intervention given to SEN children either by you or other people in your class.
1.3 Describe the benefits of early intervention for disabled children and those with special needs This is something for you to think about as well as using the summary in the briefing sheet. Your ideas for this are good to include. You may want to think about what could happen to a child who’s SEN is not identified and helped early so doesn’t get the help they need.
1.4 Describe the purpose of individual plans for SEN children. Some schools still have Individual Education Plans. Your school may now call these plans SEN Plans or Individual Education and Health Plans. It would be good to find out for you school what they are doing now. Read the summary about EIPs and then think about what you think they are for.
1.5 Describe the principles of working inclusively with disabled children and those with special needs You probably know quite a lot about what inclusion is. You covered it in SWC and your school may have talked about it too. Look at the summary given out and do some thinking yourself about what inclusion does for children with SEN and disabled children. You may have an example you could use to illustrate inclusion in your school.
If you are doing Unit 18, make sure you complete this work ready for peer assessment next week. If you are not doing Unit 18, I suggest you still do the reading because knowledge of special needs is important.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
The legal entitlements of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (18 1.1) Legal entitlements under the Children and families Act
The main aim of this act is to give support to children and young people with special educational needs or disability as well as their families. Under the act children and parents can get help from health care services and social care services as well as help in education. Children with educational needs can find it harder to learn than other people their age. This act means that they can get help right up to when they are 25, and then the council thinks they need longer to finish their studies. Act entitles them to: get education, health care and social care working together to help them do better. To know about their disability or special educational needs. Makes sure children, young people and families know what help they can get. Legal entitlements under the Equalities Act
This act makes it unlawful to discriminate anyone under any of the following: age,...
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