EYFS series

Behaviours, child development and SEN – Dr Sue Allingham takes us to a sophisticated level of understanding and practice

Understanding Brain Development
IDENTIFIED NEED
  • Most of EYFS child behaviour and learning is an expression of neurological development which is little known amongst EYFS staff
  • Responding to learning and behaviour needs to be in line with brain development or it won’t work

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding of child developmental stages and how they impact learning and behaviour
  • How this understanding impacts everything from room set up to activities

When Is It SEN?
IDENTIFIED NEED
  • When is a child displaying a genuine delay versus taking their own time to develop?
  • What kind of ‘delay’ is most commonly missed by EYFS staff?

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding what SEN signs may be and when to take next steps
  • Greater awareness of the developmental stages of your students

Managing Difficult Behaviour
IDENTIFIED NEED
  • Children in the EYFS may often display ‘difficult’ or challenging behaviour
  • EYFS staff may spend lots of time managing a child’s challenging behaviour without really making a difference to how the child behaves

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding brain development in under 5 year olds
  • Strategies to support behaviour issues in the EYFS and finding solutions