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Shawnee123 10-29-2010 09:42 AM

Bravo SG! You *look* so happy! :)

Pico and ME 10-29-2010 09:46 AM

Its really great to see the headway you are making, SG. Slow and steady is the ticket. Congratulations on this milestone!

xoxoxoBruce 10-29-2010 10:21 AM

Oh no, now you're part of the system... why you're practically, "The Man". :lol2:
Congratulations though.

Clodfobble 10-29-2010 11:03 AM

So... it sounds like what you're saying is you'll be a one-on-one aide to a mainstreamed kid on the autism spectrum, is that right? Congrats on the job!

limey 10-29-2010 12:44 PM

SG that is SUCH good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so pleased for you. Wow. Hugs to you, kid.

monster 10-29-2010 01:35 PM

great news, Sundae, well done.

skysidhe 10-29-2010 02:52 PM

I'm happy that your happy SG.

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 691359)
So... it sounds like what you're saying is you'll be a one-on-one aide to a mainstreamed kid on the autism spectrum, is that right?

That's what I thought too. A one- on- one.

DanaC 10-29-2010 04:08 PM

Bloody hell, that's brilliant news Sundae. Way to go you. You must have seriously impressed the school.

Crimson Ghost 10-29-2010 05:12 PM

Good going Sundae!
And yes, they all have names.
For six years, I thought my name was "Hey you! Yes you! The young one!"

Sundae 10-30-2010 02:22 PM

Thanks to all - yes I did work out that many children have names.

Last week.

I do have trouble learning them though - 60 kids at present and it's driving me crackers - what a relief to just have one (well, plus those in Craft Club, but I know nearly a half of those from last year)

Working with a named child is a way of differentiating from TAs who work with a whole class (as I have as a volunteer). So I'll working one-on-one and technically just responsible for that child, although of course there will be times I'll be asked to help in general activities and like any teacher or TA I'll be expected to uphold general rules of discipline in class and corridors etc. And I'll be much more involved in following a set plan for Educational Needs, recording information and I'll be interacting with specialist workers engaged with the child and also his parents.

I'm not sure if the child is on the autistism spectrum. The school has a specialist language centre with ten staff, so his communication difficulties might be physical, and the social side might stem from that. I have to wait and see. I'll have excellent in-school support anyway, we have a speech therapist on our staff as well as a Specialist Education & Disability Coordinator (SENCO) who was part of the interview panel.

Also it's only 20 hours a week - this must have been decided on via assessment. I know it includes at least some lunchtimes, but I don't think I'll be included in lessons like PE or singing or assemblies - I might be wrong, but those would be the ones I'd expect not to attend. Whereas the Downs Syndrome child in one of the classes I volunteer has a full-time TA, as does a registered blind child in a higher class.

I figure I'll have something to read around anyway. The school chose ME as the best candidate to work with this boy and I take courage from that. I am going to do everything I can to make them glad they did so, as well as the best I can for him.

As well as that, I get to see all the other little others I've already worked with around school. I've never been unpopular at work, but I've never been in an office where someone's face lights up just because they've passed me in the corridor, or where they run up to me outside work to give me a hug and tell me what they're doing. Even the staff came to give me a handshake or a kiss when they heard I had the job. It's just a lovely place.

I am SO happy.
Oh and Bruce, I'm SO not the man. Guess I'll have to prove it at sometime soon :)

xoxoxoBruce 10-30-2010 05:32 PM

Well that was a figure of speech that doesn't match your figure. :lol:

This one-on-one position will result in a lot of emotional involvement, if I know you. That can be stimulating, but also very draining. Adrenaline and endorphins can leave you feeling really low when they wear off, so be aware and don't mistake it for depression, then you'll be ok. :thumb:

casimendocina 10-31-2010 06:58 AM

I'd been wondering where you'd got to SG. Congrats on the job.

skysidhe 10-31-2010 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 691637)
Well that was a figure of speech that doesn't match your figure. :lol:

This one-on-one position will result in a lot of emotional involvement, if I know you. That can be stimulating, but also very draining. Adrenaline and endorphins can leave you feeling really low when they wear off, so be aware and don't mistake it for depression, then you'll be ok. :thumb:

damn, wonderful

limey 11-04-2010 04:11 PM

I'm going on a sea cruise! :D

Pete Zicato 11-04-2010 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 692773)
I'm going on a sea cruise! :D

Cool. Where does it stop?


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