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Inclusion Development Programme Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs: Guidance for practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Publication date:
Feb 2008
Early years foundation stage practitioner
Continuing professional development (CPD), Guidance, Training, Training materials
Booklet, CD/DVD, Key resource


This publication is available as a PDF file (1.3 MB).

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The focus of this Early Years section of the Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) is supporting children with speech, language and communication needs. It is relevant to all practitioners, teachers, managers and leaders working within the EYFS, with children from birth to the age of five.

This booklet and the interactive DVD should be used in a group with colleagues to form the basis of continuous professional development (CPD) sessions. The content of the DVD reflects the content of the booklet, giving video examples of real practice and activities that will promote further reflection and development. These materials will help improve provision for all children, and will particularly support in developing more inclusive practice, especially for children with speech, language and communication needs.

The materials are organised according to the four sections of the EYFS; 'A unique child'; 'Positive relationships'; 'Enabling environments'; and 'Learning and development'.

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  • This publication is only available for download.


  • 11.29 am, 9th November 2010

    Please could you tell me where I could get a copy of the DVD?
    Thank you

    • The National Strategies 1.23 pm, 9th November 2010


      This pack is now only available for download. If you have any questions or queries about this, please do get in touch with our customer services team who can be contacted through

      Thank you

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