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Special Education

Irabina

Special Education Teachers complete an undergraduate teaching degree at university in which they are trained in child development and play. Special Education Teachers at Irabina have also completed a Graduate Diploma in Special Education.

Special Education Teachers can work with families to help develop a child’s ability to:

  • Explore and manipulate objects
  • Develop and extend play themes
  • Develop and extend play sequences
  • Develop object substitution
  • Develop and extend role play
  • Develop and extend social skills including imitation, turn taking, sharing, and playing alongside and with peers.

Special Education at Irabina

Special Education Teachers at Irabina work within a team of other professionals to provide high quality Early Intervention programs within small groups or individual sessions. They also provide outreach support to children in their community setting – e.g. kindergarten, childcare and primary school. Special Education Teachers can also work individually with a family within their own home or at Irabina to develop and extend play skills.

Education Assistants at Irabina

Education Assistants at Irabina have completed a Certificate III in Children’s Services and additionally a Diploma in Children’s Services. Assistants provide support to therapists and teachers in group and individual sessions. They are involved in the preparation, set-up and pack-up of materials. Education Assistants also participate in family support programs such as My Time and Sing and Grow.