Supporting Children with Special Education Needs

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YCCECE considers quality early childhood education (ECE) essential in developing young minds and ensuring societal success. It empowers a new generation of children to develop their confidence to become positive contributors to the greater global sustainability. For future educators, teachers and parents to gain a deeper understanding of ECE, the College presents you this online seminar series to hear from a variety of early childhood experts on challenges and opportunities, best practices and optimal ways to develop the next generation through quality ECE.

Topic 3: Supporting Children with Special Education Needs

According to research, learning and development are at their highest rate in the preschool years. Some children, due to conditions noticed at birth, (such as special needs, or developmental delays that occur in the early years), risk missing some of the most important learning and developmental milestones. Not only do early identification and intervention help keep these children on a path to making the most of abilities and skills developed during the early years, they also guide parents, teachers and caregivers to intervene at critical times when developmental delays are observed.

Taking care of children with special education needs (SEN) will inevitably bring pressure and a sense of helplessness to the family. Many cases show that early intervention is crucial for the well-being of a family and support the healthy development of SEN children.

Key topics to cover:
• How to perform early identification and intervention for children’s greatest growth
• Case study of early identification and intervention and the outcomes for the child and family
• Leading and managing early identification and intervention in early years settings

About the speaker:
Angela Kotze

Visiting Lecturer (Special Education) at Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
Special Education Needs Head Teacher at YCIS (ECE)

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology, University of South Africa UNISA
Master of Psychology, University of Roehampton

Angela is an expert in Special Education and has linked her dedicated years of education experience with her knowledge and expertise in Psychology and child development. Having worked at various international and local kindergartens in Hong Kong, Angela is committed to promoting children-oriented Integrated Education and to give meaningful and individualised support to teachers, parents and families.

Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua)
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