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Learning support assistants – making a positive impact on students is a Course

Learning support assistants – making a positive impact on students

Starts Jun 10, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Inclusion in education, refers to the practices and processes schools employ to ensure all children are given the support they need to fully participate in all aspects of the curriculum, in an environment that is free from discrimination, while acknowledging each student’s individual needs and their right to be provided with appropriate adjustments to facilitate their learning.

This one day program will assist education support staff to develop the skills and knowledge needed to effectively implement and support inclusive practices within their schools and to build on their capacity to help children with learning difficulties and disabilities to successfully learn and develop to their full potential.

Increasingly, more children with learning challenges and disabilities are being enrolled in regular rather than specialist schools. As an outcome of this practice increasing numbers of support staff, such as Integration Aides/Teacher Aides/Learning Assistants, are being employed to support teachers and schools to implement inclusive approaches to education.

Key Takeaways                

•     Knowledge of current initiatives in education and the national curriculum

•     An appreciation of inclusive learning and teaching strategies

•     An understanding of the functional impact of disability upon learning and social development

•     Behaviour management strategies

•    An understanding of how to work successfully in professional teams

Presenter Information

Liz Riley                

Liz Riley has a career spanning over forty years in education, working in the areas of mainstream teaching, special education, inclusion and diversity, as well as school improvement and teacher capacity building. Liz has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, within Catholic, Independent and government schools in Victoria

 Liz currently works as a private educational consultant offering professional service and support to schools, including reviews of Individual Needs Departments and personalised Professional Learning programs, as well as providing assessment and program development for individual and cohorts of students.