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special educational needs assistant





Special educational needs assistants assist special education teachers in their classroom duties. They tend to the physical needs of students with a variety of disabilities and help out with tasks such as bathroom breaks, bus rides, eating and classroom switches. They also provide instructional support to students, teachers and parents and prepare lesson programmes. Special educational needs assistants supply support for students tailored to their specific needs, help out with challenging assignments and monitor students' progress and classroom behaviour.

Alternative Labels

special educational needs assistant


teaching assistant in special educational needs

inclusive education assistant

assistant in special educational needs

special educational needs teaching assistant

SEN teaching assistant

SEN teacher's aide

special education assistant

special needs teaching assistant

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: