Working with children with special educational needs and disabilities

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) have developed the Early Developmental Support e-learning sessions in partnership with The Open University, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Hertfordshire.

The six e-learning sessions are based on the Early Support Programme and are designed to improve implementation and the achievement of educational goals for all learners involved in the child’s care:

  • Supporting Children and Young People’s Development
  • An Introduction to Using Early Support Materials in Context
  • Introducing and Using a Developmental Journal
  • Developmental Journal Visual Impairment: Developmental principles (two sessions)
  • General Developmental Principles (for use with all Developmental Journals)

The sessions are designed to be accessed at three levels:

  • Level 1: Broad audience, including parents and generic practitioners
  • Level 2: Health professionals, allied health professionals and practitioners
  • Level 3: Specialist health and educational professionals

The Early Developmental Support e-learning sessions form part of the Healthy Child Programme, see HCP 13 - Early Development Support.