Pupils with physical, mental or mental disabilities who require individual support to attend the school can be accompanied by a so-called integration assistant.
These support the school integration of children and young people with special needs.
They accompany the students through the everyday school life (including school journeys), continuously respond to individual needs and support their participation in the general school system.
The integration assistants provide nursing assistance (e.g. help with going to the toilet) and practical tasks (e.g. help with dressing and undressing at school, orientation) as well as help in the classroom (e.g. setting up a job, guide). However, they also offer social and emotional support (e.g. reassurance of the student). They also help with communication.
Integration assistance is an aid measure and not a pedagogical support measure. Therefore, the integration helpers are not second teachers.
The specific tasks of the school supervision are determined according to the respective personal requirements of the students and are therefore very individual. The need for assistance is usually determined by an official medical or school medical report.
School supervision is independent of the type of school visited.