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This book provides critical insights and practical approaches to help you support babies and young children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in the early years. The book starts by briefly considering the current political and legislative context before considering what this means for children with SEND in early years settings. Numerous case studies offer real-world examples to challenge and develop your thinking and there are summary key points, thought provoking questions and ideas for developing practice.
In addition the book draws on parents' and children's perspectives to assist you in devising an individual and setting action plan for babies and young children with SEND. Key content includes: How the principle of the 'unique child' informs practice for all children Implications of the 2014 Code of Practice for early years provision What 'good practice' looks like Early identification and intervention, and engagement with parents Exploring the role of the SENCO Keeping families' and children's voices at the heart of all decision making. This is an invaluable book for anyone involved in early years provision who strives to improve their practice to include all children and their families.(hide)
Why use qualitative research in psychology? How is qualitative research in psychology carried out? What are the major debates and unresolved issues surrounding this form of research? Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology is a vital resource for students new to qualitative psychology. It offers a clear introduction to the topic by taking eight different approaches to qualitative methods and explaining when each one should be used, the procedures and techniques involved, and any limitations associated with such research. Throughout the new edition, material has been re-organized and updated to reflect developments in the field, while Carla Willig's style of writing, popular with students and lecturers alike, remains unchanged.
Together with wider coverage of conceptual issues and epistemological & theoretical challenges in qualitative research, this third edition boasts three new methods chapters: Thematic Analysis, Narrative Analysis and Visual Methodologies. Three additional chapters on Qualitative Research Design & Data Collection, The Role of Interpretation and Putting Together A Research Proposal will be invaluable to students and researchers during conceptual preparation.(hide)
Tools need to be oiled, sharpened, repaired and protected to keep them in tip top condition. That's what mentor coaching and supervision do - they keep coaches sharp and fit for purpose. The reader will learn how to develop as a coach using mentor coaching, as well as how to develop as a mentor coach, to support other coaches to develop. (hide)
This popular book is the ideal companion text for all new and trainee nurse mentors, providing unique strategies and ideas to help devise and enhance learning opportunities for their students. With a practical and accessible style, the book answers the many questions that mentors may have about the mentoring role, including: How can I create a good learning environment? What should I include in my mentor's portfolio? How can I best support failing students?
The book includes plentiful case studies, tools and interventions that you can use in clinical practice, and is full of real insights from students and mentors. Fully updated in this second edition the book includes new and additional coverage on e-portfolios, undertaking student evaluations, conducting the final interview, using evidence as a mentor, the best way to teach skills in practice and how to demonstrate leadership skills as a mentor.(hide)
"This beautifully written book ...clearly explains the application of psychological concepts and theories to health and succinctly summarises key issues. Each chapter also provides a series of vignettes capturing the kind of real-life situations health and social care professionals will encounter in their own practice and a set of thought-provoking exercises ...These will be invaluable in developing critical thinking skills and growing the capacity to provide the kind of empathic care which is the heart of person-centred practice" Dr Wendy Cousins, Course Director, University of Ulster School of Nursing, UK "I have recommended earlier editions of this book and now am delighted to say that this latest edition is even better.
The authors continue to clearly explain the relevance of psychological theories, models and approaches to nursing care but now, through the use of frequent reflective activities, vignettes and a 'psychosoap' family, students are also highly encouraged to identify how the theory will help them to become the high quality holistic practitioners they desire to be."Anthony Duffy, Nurse Tutor, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK "This new edition embraces innovation in student learning.(hide)
This includes practical advice, hints and tips to improve your report writing and ensure you adhere to best practice in your written communications. Social workers will find this guide invaluable for creating high-quality reports for a range of common situations. This useful book includes: * A range of report templates for a variety of situations, practice contexts and service user groups * Examples of good practice in report writing and common pitfalls to avoid * Examples of legal policy and assessment situations * Checklists of content and style requirements for various report types. (hide)
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