Collaborative Approach

451 Words2 Pages - A Childcare Centre Must Give Focus to Children With Additional and Special Needs Working parents have specific concerns about Child Care for their children under normal circumstances. When the children have additional or special needs, though, these concerns multiply to the point of being overwhelming. For this reason, all childcare centres in Australia should also focus attention of Children with Special Needs to calm the fear of their parents. The Definition of the Term 'Special Needs' The terms of 'special needs' or 'additional needs' are interchangeable and mean any health condition that may hinder the learning ability or physical development of children such as: • Amputation, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or other physical disability • A mental disability • Communication disorders or problems •…show more content…
For one thing, it will be a rewarding experiencing helping special-needs children learn and develop along with the fact that the parents will genuinely appreciate the support, as their jobs are difficult at best. Another benefit is the fact that the other children in the childcare centre will learn valuable life lessons from interacting with the additional-needs children. Educators will improve their own teaching capabilities, as they will find skills they did not know they possessed. A Collaborative Approach Is Best When providing Child Care for special-needs children, the centres should use a collaborative approach. An approach such as this should include the educators, parents, medical professionals, physical therapists and other professionals involved with these children. By incorporating all pertinent people into the educational plans for children with additional needs, the centres will provide a more effective learning experience. What Should the Childcare Services Accomplish With Additional-Needs

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