McConkey, Roy and Abbott, Lesley (2011) Meeting the professional needs of learning support assistants for pupils with complex needs. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15 (2011). pp. 1419-1424. [Journal article]
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Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in mainstream and special schools are increasingly required to assist teachers with pupils who have complex special needs. This study examined through a questionnaire the perceptions of LSAs (N=154) working in a range of schools as to their training needs and, through interviews, sought the views of the senior school staff and nurses (N=6) on how best pupils with complex needs can be assisted by LSAs. A process model is proposed to enable LSAs to fully support inclusion on schools and to tread a clear pathway towards their professional development.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
|Deposited By:||Prof Roy McConkey|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2012 15:39|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2012 15:40|
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