Chevron CollegeQQI Special Needs Assisting Module 5N1786

QQI Special Needs Assisting Module 5N1786

Chevron College
€ 295
2 months
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

The purpose of the Special Needs Assisting course 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.


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

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