Assisting Children With Special Needs
An Irish Perspective
By Eilis Flood
New 2nd edition of this comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide providing information on a wide range of special needs, associated legislation and supports, together with key elements of good practice in an Irish context.
New to this edition:
Addresses all learning outcomes required by the revised NFQ awards:
Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)
Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)
Understanding Special Needs (5N1709)
Special Needs Assisting (6N1957)
Details accessibility auditing, which forms a major part of the Children with Additional Needs module (5N2396)
Introduces the concept and principles of behaviour management
Presents a section on planning for children with special needs (IEPs)
Provides comprehensive yet uncomplicated guidelines for all related assessment activities.
Outlines the historical and legislative perspectives of special needs in Ireland detailing key pieces of Irish legislation and their implications for children with special needs, their families and those working with them.
Introduces a range of special needs conditions, detailing their causes, diagnoses and prognoses, as well as providing a case study for each to ground theory in real life situations.
Provides information on resources, services and facilities available in Ireland to children with special needs.
Identifies principles of good practice in policies and procedures.
Level 5 Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)
Levels 5 and 6 Understanding Special Needs Assisting (5N1786 and 6N1957)
Level 5 Understanding Special Needs (5N1709)
As part of the following major awards:
Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)
Community Care (5M2786)
Community Health Services (5M4467 and 5M4468)
Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007)
Inclusive Education and Training (6M2263)
Intellectual Disability Practice (5M1761)
Eilis Flood teaches Special Needs Assisting and Understanding Special Needs modules in Drogheda Institute of Further Education. She is an experienced examiner at FETAC Levels 5 and 6 and has over 20 years’ teaching experience. She has written three other books for the Further Education Sector: Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum FETAC Level 5 and Early Childhood Curriculum FETAC Level 6.
Table of Contents
1. History and Context of Special Needs in Ireland
2. Legislation and Policy
3. Structures Within the Irish Education System
4. Special Needs Affecting Physical Health and Development
5. Special Needs Affecting Intellectual or Cognitive Development
6. Special Needs Affecting Language and Communication
7. Special Needs Affecting Emotional and Social Development
8. Complex Conditions and Syndromes
9. Responding to Special Needs: Assessment and Planning
10. Access Auditing
11. Good Practice: Health and Safety, Special Needs Assisting Skills
12. Child Protection
13. Relating Effectively to Children with Special Needs
14. The Special Needs Practitioner
15. Assessment Guidelines for 5N2396, 5N1786 and 6N1957