Working with Special Needs Children within the classroom setting they will have different learning objectives and will require extra support.
During the planning a support practitioner should have the opportunities to give any input and suggestions into the lesson plan/learning objective as to any difficulties which may hinder the learning process.
During an activity support practitioners should be observing and monitoring to give the teacher efficient feedback. Children should also be praised and given plenty of encouragement to help build up self-esteem and confidence.
At the end of the lesson the support practitioner and the teacher should discuss whether the learning objectives for the lesson was successfully achieved and discuss any problems that arose.
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1.2 – Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses in relation to support learning activities and how these may impact on the support that can be provided.
Before any evaluation can take place on strengths and weaknesses you should always be honest with yourself and others, make sure you evaluate achievements as well as failures, include all aspects of your work, and then always ask a colleague for help and advice if needed.
Reflecting on your work will help to improve your own skills and also expand knowledge.
• Easily approachable
• Being adaptable
• Team work
• Willing to try anything new
• Working alone
• Communication skills (good)
• Using resources to benefit learning
• Knowing your roles and responsibilities
• Asking for help
• Display work
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