A teacher’s guide to the SIAS document is aimed at providing all role players who are involved with children with a hands-on guide to using the South African policy document on Screening, Intervention, Assessment and Support (SIAS).
It is an interactive and informative guide offering detailed guidance to all professionals who work with children on how to obtain the optimum support for the learners who are entrusted to them, whether it be for education, legal assistance, professional help or medical interventions. This book is aimed especially at the emerging teacher, but also addresses the more seasoned educator in highlighting support avenues for alternative actions and resources that tend to be forgotten, overlooked or simply ignored.
The avenues that should be followed by all those working with children have been clearly defined in an effort to emphasise the importance of inclusion in the lifeworld of the next generation.
All children have the potential to thrive, survive and achieve to the best of their abilities if they are given equal opportunities and are shown the nature of encompassing humanity. It must be remembered that the future will be in the hands of the youth of today.
Chapter 1: Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (sias) policy
Chapter 2: Stakeholder role, functions and responsibilities
Chapter 3: Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (sias) in addressing barriers to learning
Chapter 4: Shifting the focus of support: the range, nature and level of support
Chapter 5: Stages of the sias process
Chapter 6: Completing the SNA 1: Support Needs Assessment form
Chapter 7: Completing the sna 2: Assessment and intervention by the School-based Support Team (sbst)
Chapter 8: Support Needs Assessment form 3: District-based Support Team (dbst) level
Chapter 9: Additional DBE forms: Form DBE 123a, Form DBE 123b, Form DBE 124, Form DBE 125 and Form DBE 126
Chapter 10: Reporting child abuse and neglect in the South African school system
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