5N1786 & 5N2396
Special Needs Assisting & Children With Additional Needs

Special Needs Assisting Course

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant
  • Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant
  • Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability
  • Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making
  • Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs
  • Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene
  • Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
  • Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner
  • 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

Assessment Method

  • Skills Demonstration 60%
  • Learner Record 40%
special needs assisting course

 

Children With Additional Needs Course 

The purpose of the Children With Additional Needs course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable you to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the history of special needs in Ireland
  • Examine the Legislation and Policy development relating to children with additional needs
  • Discuss strategies to ensure that a strong focus on play/recreation remains a core principle and a distinguishing characteristic of school age childcare settings
  • Outline a range of special needs conditions and impairments relating to children
  • Discuss a range of roles, responsibilities and support services available to children with additional needs
  • Use a range of approaches in interactions with children with special needs
  • Apply good practice with children with additional needs
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities mindful of the safety, welfare and well being of all children
  • Learn to take responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team evaluating processes which lead to co-operation and effective communication within the team
  • Evaluate own practice to inform understanding relating to children with special needs, leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to the education and care

Assessment Method

  • Project One: 50%
  • Project Two: 50%
children with additional needs

Total price for both modules is €495

  • or easy pay instalments available
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