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Emmi23 Posts: 101
Hi guys, i finished my special needs assistant training back in March. Got the results. I got a distinction :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll . Im absolutely delighted. Just need to put that and the experience i gathered into use now.
carlow Posts: 432
good for you!
Chococat Posts: 1632
Hi Emmi 23, Im doing that course now. I'll be finished later this year :wv Congratulations on you distinction.
[email protected] Posts: 492
Congratulations! It might sound like a silly quest but what exactly does a special needs assistant do. Could you give some examples? Who employs you and who decides how much time a child needs? CG
25/07/09 Posts: 472
They are employed by the department to assist children in the classroom with special needs.
Emmi23 Posts: 101
Hi there, it's not a stupid question at all. SNA's are employed by the Department of Education. Once a child is assesed, it is then decided if they require an SNA in the classroom. An SNA's duties all depend on the needs the child has and work from there. The most important thing overall is to make sure that a child with special needs is made feel equal to rest of their peers and is not excluded in the classroom or in day to day activities.
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[email protected] Posts: 492
Thanks Emmi X Good luck with your career - i can imagine that you will be a wonderful addition in the lives of children.
Chococat Posts: 1632
Hi Emmi23, Any news on the SNA job?
naughtybutnice Posts: 1858
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