ESS508 Inclusion and Early Intervention 0-8 Years (8)

This subject introduces students to the education of young children with diverse learning needs. It aims to critically examine the historical influence of inclusion policy in Australia and its impact on early intervention and inclusion. Child and family-centred inclusive practice will be considered with a focus on supporting families in decision making and planning for early intervention, and the impact of intervention on families. The subject emphasises the need for collaboration and the ability to work with other professionals. Models, practices and teaching strategies to support inclusion in the early childhood curriculum will also be explored.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Incompatable Subjects
EEB307 ESS201 ESS424
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • analyse current Australian policies and practices in relation to early intervention and inclusion;
  • improve outcomes for young children through differentiation and the application of organisational and pedagogic flexibility;
  • design appropriate learning environments for young children with diverse learning needs;
  • plan for successful transition to educational settings using the collaborative problem solving process;
  • demonstrate professional sensitivities and support for families of young children with diverse learning needs;
  • develop instructional strategies and educational programmes for children with diverse learning needs; and,
  • design, implement and incorporate an inclusive education programme for a child in a variety of early childhood settings.
The subject will cover the following topics:

- Inclusion legislation and policy in relation to the Early Childhood context
- Practical, attitudinal and policy issues in relation to inclusion
- Considerations of a child with a disability and their family within their ecological context
- Transition
- Social and academic inclusion
- Preparation for inclusion
- Organisational and pedagogic flexibility
- Instructional strategies and instructional design for diverse learning needs
- Equipment and access to specialist services
- Relationships with family and community

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.