Teacher's Aides

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Ailie

Teacher's Aides

Postby Ailie » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:12 am

Does the NDIS fund support in schools, like teachers' aides?

RRussell
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Re: Teacher's Aides

Postby RRussell » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:42 am

Hi Ailie
this is something that a lot of people are wondering about. Teacher's Aides are currently funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), this will remain the same under the NDIS.
Something to think about though is the support that a student needs to get to and from school. This is something that should be covered by the NDIS. Making notes on a calendar or in a diary with details about the current level of support can be a good idea to help provide evidence in a person's NDIS planning meeting. It can also be a good way of identifying if the current levels of support are adequate.
Teacher's aides, along with classroom teachers can be a valuable source of information. They can give up to date feedback on the supports that a student needs eg with communication and social interactions. They can often provide valuable insight into the activities that their students are passionate about - this in turn may form the basis of NDIS goals. If they are not available to attend the NDIS planning meeting consider asking them to write that feedback down so as it can be discussed in the planning meeting.
Good luck!
Robyn


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