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An Introduction to Using Early Support Materials in Context course for Dietitians

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
NHS England, Healthy Child Programme, eLHHS, RCGP

This session focuses on key working being implemented in practice as well as how Early Support materials can be used and adapted by families and professionals.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the ethos of key working and how this can be implemented in practice
  • Explain how Early Support (ES) materials can be adapted to address the needs of individual children and families
  • Describe how developmental journals could be introduced and used by families and professionals

The previous session introduced you to the Early Developmental Support (EDS) principles and how the Early Support (ES) resources and way of working can help to put these into practice.

Session 2 will build on this, and show how the EDS principles and ES resources can be used in practice to provide joined-up services for children and young people. There will be a particular focus on using the ES resources within a key working approach.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following HCP session:

  • Supporting Children's and Young People's Development (402-0076)
Instructors / Speakers
Silvana Mengoni,
Research Psychologist

Silvana Mengoni is a research psychologist focusing on developmental psychology, special educational needs and disabilities and healthcare research. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire working on a range of projects such as robot-mediated interventions for children with autism, feeding issues in Down syndrome, mental health interventions for adolescents, sustaining community living for adults with learning disabilities and epilepsy management for adults with learning disabilities.

Working with John Oates at the Open University, Silvana produced three Early Support Developmental Journals for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, conducted an evaluation of key working and produced national guidance on ‘Developing Key Working’ for the Council of Disabled Children (CDC).

Her PhD at the University of York focused on the development of reading and language skills in children with Down syndrome, and Silvana has continued her involvement in this area. She also has expertise regarding reading and language development in typically developing children and children with a range of different developmental disorders.

An Introduction to Using Early Support Materials in Context course for Dietitians
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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