Essay on Teaching Assistant Level 3 - assignment 6

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Teaching Assistant Diploma – Assignment Six
1. What is meant by the term educational inclusion?
Inclusion in education is an approach to educating students with special needs. Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled students. Implementation of these practices varies.
Schools most frequently use them for selected students with mild to severe special needs. Inclusive education differs from previously held notions of 'integration' and 'mainstreaming', which tended to be concerned principally with disability and 'special educational needs' and implied learners changing or becoming 'ready for' or deserving of accommodation by the mainstream. By contrast, inclusion is about
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Providing them with positive feedback and supporting their efforts with positivity and encouraging them to try new things.
Teaching assistants can remind children that it is ok to get things wrong sometimes and not to look disappointed if a child does happen to make a mistake.
If a student is struggling or makes a mistake then the teaching assistant should show them patience and offer them solutions in a non-judgmental way and be sensitive to how that child may be feeling.
Teaching assistants can observe the children and give them support when needed, and have a positive effect on children dependent learning.
It is crucial that difficulties are anticipated and support is offered to students when required.
By getting to know the children and the way each child learns can really help the teaching assistant and make her aware of how each child learns and how they process the information given to them.
A teaching assistant can then offer that child clear instructions and information that is catered for their needs and at a level they can understand.
Once that child understands what is expected of them they can begin to think for themselves and try out new skills they previously did not have the confidence to try.
4. Outline current thinking relating to special needs education.
Current thinking relating to Special needs education is that local educational authorities and school

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