Special Educational Needs in the Early Years
A Guide to Inclusive Practice
- Penny Borkett - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Employing a comprehensive blend of theory, policy and practice, Penny Borkett unpacks the vital elements of SEND in the Early Years through the lens of inclusion.
This title incorporates:
- The development of legislation and policy relating to SEND
- A wide-range of recommended readings
- Reflection points to aid in independent study
- Case studies linking theory to practice
Written in an accessible style, Special Educational Needs in the Early Years seeks to empower students to not only understand the impact of policy on practice, but to question it.
Penny Borkett was a Senior Lecturer in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.
This is a really good introduction for students new to SEND. The case studies and reflections are engaging, linking theory to practice and the real world.
Written in an accessible format for foundation and undergraduate courses. This book is rich with case study experiences surrounding the complexities of inclusion. It both challenges and informs.
I would recommend this book as an informative and engaging introduction to Inclusion in the Early Years. Key terminology is defined and the concept of inclusion is explored within a historical and political context. Case studies, strategies and reflective questions challenge thinking and support professional practice.
This provides students with a clear understanding on SEN in the early years which is accessible, with useful points to consider, prompting reflection on practice.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Early Intervention