Special Needs Assisting

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Special Needs Assisting

Course: Special Needs Assisting

Level: QQI Level 5 (Minor Award)

Description: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

Course Content:

Week 1-Explore in the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant

Week 2– Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant

Week 3-Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability

Week 4– Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making

week 5-Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs

Week 6-Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene

Week 7- Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Week 8– Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher

Week 9-Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner

Week 10-Reflect on personal practice working with children, their parents or guardians and colleagues ensuring that children’s individuality is promoted and that their needs are met.

Tutor: Jo Edgar

Fee: €240

Duration: 12 weeks

Location: Colaiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Start Date: 6th February 2018

Class Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm

Day: Tuesday

Contact: Coláiste Chathail Naofa,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Email: ccn@wwetb.ie    Tel: 058 41184


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  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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