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QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)

On successful completion of this module, learners will able to:

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

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

3 Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability

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

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

6 Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene

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

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

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

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.

Assessment:

Skills Demonstration 60%

Learner Record 40%