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About this module
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Level B of this module Introduces the core issues regarding promoting and maintaining positive behaviour and relationships with children with SLD/PMLD/CLDD.

It also explains the purpose and benefits of promoting and maintaining positive behaviour and relationships.


Learning outcomes
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The materials in this level are intended to provide those working with children with SLD/PMLD/CLDD the tools to be able to:

  • Understand emotional component of behaviour reflects the child's relationships;
  • Acknowledge the ways in which a child's communication validates their 'world'; and
  • Develop the skills to support the child to make simple choices that promote self-esteem and awareness.
Teachers' standards

Details of the professional standards that apply to all teachers in England can be obtained from the Department for Education website. These standards apply to all teachers regardless of their career stage and all aspects of the standards are relevant to teachers working with children with special educational needs.

 

Department for Education Teachers' Standards 2011

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Special Educational Needs

As defined by the Department for Education Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001), children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.


Children have a learning difficulty if they have:

  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age, or
  • A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
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Acknowledgements

With thanks to the professionals who contributed to this module:

 

Module Content

Dr Mark Fox, Programme Director: Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, University of East London
Tom Laverty, Behaviour, Families and Extended Schools Coordinator, The Brook Special Primary School

 

All modules produced by The Schools Network and
Real Group (UK) Ltd for the Training Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

 

Editorial Team

Dr Mark Turner, Real Group (UK) Ltd
Professor Hilary Constable, The Schools Network
Jo Egerton, The Schools Network
Anne Fowlie, The Schools Network
John Truman, The Schools Network
Annie Grant, Independent Consultant

Production and Design

Jonathan Bond, Real Group (UK) Ltd
Colm Gibson, Real Group (UK) Ltd
David Hutter, Real Group (UK) Ltd
Ruth Earl, Real Group (UK) Ltd

 

Video, Audio and Photography

Atomic Productions

 

Project Management

Professor Barry Carpenter, The Schools Network
Alan Macgregor, Real Group (UK) Ltd
Sylvia Paddock, The Schools Network
Dr Mark Turner, Real Group (UK) Ltd
Caroline Ward, The Schools Network

 

Thanks to all the children, parents, carers, assistants and teachers for their involvement.