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Working with Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs

Working with Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs

October 2007 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-Rom

`This very timely book...aims to support practitioners to work in partnership with parents, particularly those parents whose children have special or additional needs...It very clearly sets out the principles, legislative framework and processes which are essential knowledge for all SENCOs and managers in early years settings' - Early Years Update

`The book has a positive approach to all aspects of working with parents and children...It's a book you can easily dip in and out of and is written in plain English...There aren't many textbooks I can read from cover to cover but this is one - I found it really interesting and enlightening. Score - 10 out of ten' - National Childminding Association

`In short, this book provides almost everything you need in order to work successfully with parents' - Early Years Educator

Are you looking for advice on how to work successfully with parents?

Every practitioner knows that it is vitally important to work well with parents and make the relationship a positive and productive one, to ensure the best support for the child with special educational needs. This book offers clear strategies for ways to forge successful and lasting relationships with parents.

It includes:

- advice on working together with parents to improve the child's learning

- strategies for communicating effectively with parents

- help for the pre-school SENCO, showing how they can lead the process

- tips for building successful links with other related professionals

- activities and case studies

- a CD Rom with checklists and useful photocopiable material.

This book is ideal for all those working with the 0 to 5 age range, such as pre-school practitioners, nursery managers, advisory teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Officers and Child Care and Education students and tutors.

Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith are both Area SENCOs who work closely with pre-school SENCOs and Managers on a daily basis.

1. A Solid Foundation: Basic Principles of Why and How
2. The Toolkit: Developing your own Personal Skills
3. Building Blocks: Planning, Policies and Practice
4. Working Together: Involving Parents in their Children's Learning
5. It's good to Talk: Communicating with Parents and Professionals
6. Scaffolding: Supporting Parents Through Challenging Times

very practical and clearly thought out. useful checklists and prompts for discussion.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
April 24, 2015

a great book with practical resources

Mrs Alison Loughnane
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
March 9, 2015

Supports students understanding of working with parents with special educational needs. Links to one of the essentila units on the evel 3 course

Mrs Fiona Craig
Education , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
August 21, 2013

not what expected

Professor Raquel Plotka
Social Science Div, Marymount Manhattan College
October 22, 2012

Excellent book which has many practical strategies for forging positive partnerships with parents which is imperative when considering the education of children with special needs.
The accompanying CD-ROM is very useful.

Mrs Asha Bijay
School of Humanities, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
February 16, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

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