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Understanding and Supporting Inclusion

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Unit Code: EDU30005

Contact Hours: Recommended 10 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, practice, ethics (inclusive curriculum and environments)
  • 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
  • Characteristics of additional needs including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome
  • Equity and social justice
  • Anti-bias curriculum revision and how it supports children with additional needs
  • Collaboration with other professionals
  • Policies, funding and legal requirements

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