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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Educational Support

Help students with special needs achieve academic and social success.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide educational support in compliance with pertinent education-related legislation, standards, regulations and policies, health and safety legislation and regulations, as well as organizational policies, practices and procedures.
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote and support positive school climates that contribute to a safe, caring and secure educational setting.
  • Collaborate with members of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team by assisting in the development and revision of the IEPs of learners with exceptionalities.
  • Implement components of educational support programs of instruction under the direction and support of the IEP team and/or relevant members of the school community.
  • Lead by example to promote empathetic, positive, and pro-social behaviour in all learners to facilitate the development of social competence in learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
  • Promote the development of independence in, and provide assistance to, learners with exceptionalities in their performance of routine activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in accordance with their IEPs.
  • Develop and implement strategies to support learners with exceptionalities in the appropriate use of assistive technologies and daily living aids in accordance with their IEPs.
  • Monitor, document and report on the behaviour, performance and progress of learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
  • Prepare and present a plan for engaging in ongoing personal and professional development to promote competence in the educational support field.