When supporting children individually, you can ensure you give tailored support specific for that child’s needs instead of having to consider the needs of others. It is an ideal situation to be in but sadly it is often an unrealistic one. Therefore it is important to plan and prepare for such events to ensure you can get the most out of the session.
Before you aim to support a child in this way, you must first get to know the child, their likes/dislikes, any special requirements/IEP’s/SEN’s etc. A brief conversation with their parent or carer or, if that is not possible, their class teacher, can provide you with the right information if the right questions are asked. I have occasionally found myself assisting children from other classes that …show more content…
One child I’ve worked with quite closely was identified early on. His knowledge retention was very low, even when looking at things he was interested in such as dinosaurs and bugs. He often couldn’t remember his classmate’s names or our names and by Christmas, he still wasn’t able to identify any of the initial sounds or identify the written number form on a regular basis. It was decided to implement a regular intervention group to improve his memory as well as to speak with his parents about any additional needs that might be identified by a medical professional. We also noticed he mis-pronounced various letters which added to his confusion so I decided to create a set of letters with pictures attached to them so that he could identify the sounds easier and we could understand what letter he was trying to say. For example, c’s were often pronounced as t’s so ‘cat’ was pronounced ‘tat’ and g’s were pronounced as d’s so dog would we said ‘dod’. In order to concentrate on a single letter and try to find a word that he could pronounce correctly, I created word mats of pictures starting with a single letter and we played games of trying to guess which picture I was
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This is important to ensure that a child is being supported to meet their set targets and they reach their full potential. Also any strengths or weaknesses can be identified during this process. A support plan is usually completed with a child as this helps to identify their needs, the plan can then be tailored specifically for them and adapted if necessary, this is then reviewed at intervals to monitor the progress made. We currently have a placement plan at our home that we use with the young mothers. This helps to identify their support needs and what areas they feel they may need extra support with.
Spaces must tolerate movement and noise generated by the child. Children, like adults, are influenced in how they feel and behave by the total environment and the physical setting in particular. Adults notice order and cleanliness; children notice small spaces to crawl into or materials to make something out of. A large open area may be an invitation to run if it is of the right scale and proportion; but it also can create sense of fear and loneliness if the proportions are beyond in relation to children. The physical setting acts as a deciding factor- it can support and encourage a child’s curiosity or it can make the experience of exploration much harder for those who are physically incompatible to keep up with the
Outcome 3 Understand the importance of early intervention for children and young people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable Explain what is meant by both disadvantage and vulnerability Disadvantaged Disadvantage is a term used to describe a condition or circumstance that will reduce a child’s chances of success. A disadvantaged child may have reduced chances of success for a number of reasons including: Poverty Ill health Poor parenting (Or a parent with ill health or substance addiction) Unhealthy environment Reduced schooling Vulnerability Vulnerability refers to the possibility of suffering harm. Harm can be emotional or physical and there are many reasons why a child can be exposed to greater possibilities or risk of harm: Lack of supervision Exposure to inappropriate relationships or advice Abuse Failure of supervising adults to provide appropriate boundaries and support Illness or disability
Explain how to manage disagreements with: • Children • Young people • Adults Children and young people You must know when to step in, usually with kids and young people disagreements tend to fix themselves as the younger minds don’t hold grudges as adults do, it’s this quality that allows for disagreements to be resolved as one side makes the compromise. The skill from you is knowing when to step in. Don’t take sides. Let them give their version of events and listen.
• CG 4.1 How do you ensure that families are kept aware of what 's happening in their child 's daily/weekly life in your program? I make sure that families are kept aware of their child’s life on a daily and weekly basis by providing them with the information from their child’s day on a daily report. I also make sure that I communicate with them both positive and negative things are their child’s day. I want to keep a healthy relationship between myself and the child’s parents and to do so I need to communicate with them about their child’s day.
Competency Standard III To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance Functional Area 8: Self I provide an emotionally and physically safe and secure environment where the children can thrive and develop their sense of self. I greet each child by name, smiling and giving them one-on-one attention. I show the children that I respect them by acknowledging their feeling and helping them express those feelings appropriately. We follow a routine, and I discuss and explain when there will be a change or disruption to that schedule.
Special education needs specialist can device Individual learning plan for the child designed to meet his/her learning needs. Physiotherapist can assess fine motor skills and suggest specialist equipment. Medical interventions like cochlear implant can improve auditory difficulties. Child can learn to adopt life skills with support and engage in normal routine. Behavioural and communication therapy where needed can help child develop required skills.
I need to let the child know I care and help them the best I can. If a student is falling asleep in class or skipping homework If I build a relationship with them and their parents I already have an idea on what’s going on and can come up with solutions to try and
We can also support the children by creating a safe and welcoming environment, allowing them to feel comfortable to be able to talk to staff if they have any problems. The younger child, however can be supported by ensuring she has clean clothes when she comes into the setting, so that she is not comfortable. We could support all children and mum by monitoring the children's behaviour, learning and development more regularly, making it more efficient to act upon if something begins to slip, such as their development in health and self care. Within this case, it would be crucial to support self care skills by making activities to improve the children's knowledge on, for example the morning routine (getting dressed and brushing teeth for example).
In order to contribute a positive relationship it is essential to demonstrate and model an effective communication skill when dealing with children which means that considering both how the practitioner approach other people and responding the children. It is effectively more likely to communicate information to one another if having a positive relationship. Effective communication plays an important role in developing positive relation with children, young people and adults. It is also essential that the practitioner is interested in development of the children by using effective communication skills, building a positive relationship, approaching and responding in appositive manner, making feel comfortable or supporting which it’s required.
Due to this what could take place instead is for the early years practitioner to gather other resources for the children to use for the activity or to just to begin a different activity for the children to join in with. Staffing can become a barrier too. When playing with children it is important that at least another adult is in the room with you. If not then it could potentially have an impact on you completing the activity. If a child has a disability or
Partnership working means that, all agencies and professionals work together to safeguard children. Each professional or agency will have a different role to play but each of them is all as important. Good communication between them all is vital and failing to do so could mean that a child who is suffering will be left unnoticed. Police, health visitors, GP, hospitals, child minders, nursery, school, after school clubs, leisure clubs, social workers, family, friends, neighbours and the local community are all responsible for safeguarding children before it reaches crisis point Question: Question 9 Answer: Children 's Social Care When a child has been harmed or abused the head teacher will be the first person to deal with it, she then has a
This might include people like teaching assistants or Sen TA to provide support and train staff. These can be one on one for children each day to help them. Assitive Technology - This could be where a child may not be able to hold a pen or write but they could use maybe an ipad to use a speical txt typing programme, this could also be they have special hear aids to hear. Health Visitors - These are usually seen to check the weigh and height how well being of a child they can sometimes monitor a child if they are in need of any help.
Observations are very important when planning for children’s individual needs. While observing practitioner understand children’s needs, interests and their stage of development. Once children’s needs, interests and stage of development are recognised, practitioner can plan activities and resources accordingly. Children must be observed frequently as their needs, interests and stage of development keeps on changing. The activities given to children should be according to their current abilities which will enhance their development.
It is important that children are able to receive holistic care while in a play environment, both inside and outside. Some of the principles which would apply to both indoor and outdoor play include a child centred practice, ensuring the child 's welfare and safety, promoting a child 's rights, and enabling a child to reach their full potential. It is important that we provide a child centred practice, as it promotes a child 's learning and development through play. By having a child centred approach, we should support the children giving them guidance, but to allow the opportunities for them to learn independently, instead of taking over an activity and showing them. It encourages us as practitioners, to encourage children to explore and to make their own