Dungarvan College,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Email: dungarvancollege@wwetb.ie    Tel: 058 41184

Special Needs Assisting 5N1786

Level: QQI Level 5

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

Start Date: 25th September 2018

Class Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm

Day: Tuesday

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