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Presentation and Assessment of Children with Special Educational Needs course for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
25 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session provides a developmental approach with which to assess children who are having behavioural or academic trouble at school. A case study will illustrate the process.

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe an approach to making sense of the child's difficulties in a holistic way
  • Include how information on biological, environmental and emotional factors can be evaluated in the context of special educational needs (SEN)
  • Recognise the meaning of non-specific presentations: withdrawal, clowning, negative/oppositional behaviour
  • Use the 4 'P's (predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating and protective) and the biopsychosocial approach in evaluating a child with complex problems

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete:

  • The Healthy School Child Programme in Context (411-001)
  • Introduction to Module - The What and Why of SEN (411-011)
Instructors / Speakers
Max Davie,
Consultant Community Paediatrician

Max Davie is a Consultant Community Paediatrician, working in Lambeth as part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust Community services. He has a special interest in the assessment and diagnosis of neuro-developmental conditions in school-age children, and in the mental health of paediatric patients more generally. He is convenor of the Paediatric Mental Health Association. He has a strong interest in medical education at all levels, and both teaches and leads educational programmes locally. He has three young children, and consequently no spare time.

Presentation and Assessment of Children with Special Educational Needs course for Nurses
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
25 minutes
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