Describe the skills and strategies that could be employed by skilled special needs assisting personnel to work effectively with a child that has the additional need you have chosen so that he/she can access the school’s curriculum.

  • Provide a detailed account of the difficulties that may be encountered by a child with this additional need in an educational setting, particularly in relation to integration and inclusion.
    What you write about here will largely depend on the additional need you have chosen. If, for example, you choose an additional physical need, you will focus on physical access and inclusion; if you choose an additional intellectual need, you will focus on problems regarding the relevance of mainstream curriculum, etc. Whichever need you choose, think of the challenges it poses for children trying to integrate and be included in educational settings.
  • Describe the educational options available in your area for a child with the additional need you have chosen. Educational options: In this section, you must investigate what options are available in your area for children with the additional need you have chosen. Do not take too narrow a view of ‘your area’. With additional needs provision, children often have to travel longer distances.
  • Describe the skills and strategies that could be employed by skilled special needs assisting personnel to work effectively with a child that has the additional need you have chosen so that he/she can access the school’s curriculum.
    In this section, you should describe all the skills, strategies and personal traits that would need to be employed by a Special Needs Assistant working with a child with the additional need you have chosen. As with other sections, what you write here will depend on your chosen additional need, i.e. the skills and strategies required for working with a child with cerebral palsy might be very different than those required for working with a child with ADHD.