In the opening unit, you’ll study the rights of children in relation to relevant legislation and codes of practice. You’ll examine concepts such as direct and indirect discrimination, and how to work inclusively with SEN children. Additionally, you’ll discover the importance of working in close partnership with parents and other professionals.
Moving on, you’ll take a look at the different areas of children’s development, such as emotional and cognitive. You’ll also look at the various factors that can influence a child’s development, such as diet and poverty, and some of the reasons that development might not follow the expected pattern.
Throughout unit three, you’ll examine some of the most common causes of speech and language difficulties, and the methods of support that are available. You’ll also discover some easy ways you can adapt your conversation when speaking with children, to help them to understand. You’ll also look at ways you can support children who speak English as an additional language.
Next, we’ll take a look at some of the most common social, emotional, and behavioural issues faced by children, and the strategies that can be used to support them. You’ll also examine the role that other professionals can play.
During unit five, you’ll study some childhood illnesses and disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are generally treated. You’ll also examine changes that need to be made to the environment and practice to support them, and the role that other professionals might play in their care.
In the final unit, you’ll take a look at some of the ways you can find out about the individual needs and interests of children, and why it’s important. You’ll examine how to make sure you take a child-centred approach to SEN, and the importance of assessment frameworks and individual education plans.
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You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).