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This precious specialist reference highlights the significance of lecturers' and caregivers' responsiveness either to the youngsters and their mom and dad.

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Therefore, friendliness must be balanced with limits on your professional relationships. FAMILIES’ SERVICE NEEDS IN THE EARLY YEARS Parents require a range of services in their efforts to assist their child with additional needs. It will be within your role to deliver some of these, whereas others will be supplied by outside agencies. Even when you do not deliver a particular service yourself, you have an important role in helping parents to locate appropriate services. 2, which will change through the years.

1994), and despite the lack of evidence that more therapy is better (McWilliam et al. 1996), during their children’s early years parents tend to seek intensive therapy when their children have disabilities. In the face of insufficient therapists and a preference for naturalistic instruction in early childhood settings, when children are receiving specific remedial services you will need to negotiate with their specialists to incorporate, where relevant, their goals into your program. This will aid skill generalisation, provide the children with more practice than they might receive from infrequent therapy sessions, and is likely to meet the families’ expressed needs for direct intervention.

One successful strategy to avoid overwhelming parents with new assessment information and service options is to tape the meeting, so that they can review it later or so that an absent parent can still hear the conversation. Alternatively, minutes of the meeting can be forwarded to parents for them to review what was discussed. It will help if you can invite parents to meet you briefly again to discuss issues and questions thus generated. Educating Children - TEXT copy 6/12/02 12:41 PM Page 28 28 FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY YEARS EDUCATION Identification and assessment Sometimes you will be the first to observe the signs of atypical development in individual children.

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