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Understanding and Supporting Inclusion

Overview of the unit

Unit code: EDU30005
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

In this unit students will gain knowledge and skills to identify and support children with additional needs. Students will be able to work collaboratively with children, families, supporting agencies and other professionals to provide inclusive educational experiences for children with additional needs.

Content

  • Inclusion – theory and practice (inclusive curriculum and environments)
  • Ethics and inclusion
  • Image and language of inclusion
  • Family-centred practice – Work in partnership with families to access support, resources and additional services
  • Strength-based approaches
  • Early intervention services and specialists – roles, relationships and communication
  • Policies, funding and legal requirements
  • Characteristics of common disabilities such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome
  • Inclusive pedagogy and practices that support children with particular types of disability
  • Equity and social justice
  • Anti-bias curriculum revision and how it supports children with additional needs
  • Collaboration with other professionals
  • Government policies and their impacts on funding

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).