Manual for Assistants

Manual for Assistants

For multidisciplinary care and inclusion of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus at schools and kindergartens

The Manual for Assistants in Kindergarten and Schools is part of a set of training materials created under the Multi-IN project to support the provision of multidisciplinary care and the inclusion of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. It supports assistants in their efforts to provide quality care and create a supportive and inclusive environment. There are different types of assistant support in European practice, that is why the introductory part draws attention to the fact that the manual is aimed at that large group of assistants who practise also in a learning environment.

The manual reviews the role of assistants in a multidisciplinary support team and their interaction with other stakeholders, with a focus on the relationship with the child and the family. In addition, the document examines the scope of assistance in meeting basic needs and risk prevention in children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in kindergartens and schools. Special attention is paid to assistance support in the process of social inclusion and education. 

The four types of application that describe the main steps in clean intermittent catheterization, including illustrations by B. BRAUN MEDICAL Ltd., also bring direct practical benefits in child care.

The manual provides specific advice and good practices to assistants that will facilitate their work and make child care more comprehensive and inclusive. At the same time, we strive to elucidate why all these tips are important and to show how proper care can put a child’s life on the path to improvement.

We hope will help assistants realise their value in the lives of the children entrusted to them and to concentrate their efforts on achieving full participation, inclusion and independence.

Get familiar with the Multi-IN General Guidelines for a summarized point of view on inclusive education of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus