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Meeting the professional needs of learning support assistants for pupils with complex needs

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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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DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.305

Abstract

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
ID Code:21850
Deposited By:Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:16 May 2012 15:39
Last Modified:16 May 2012 15:40

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