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.