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The role of the Special Education Support Service (SESS) is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision. Read more about our role.


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Updates

Vacancies for the Posts of Associates 
The SESS currently has a number of part-time Associate positions to work as part of a national team providing local, regional and national professional development and support for teachers in priority educational areas with particular reference to CPD for teachers working with students with special educational needs.
Click here for General Notes on the position including Job Description
Click here for an Application Form

SESS CPD Programme for Teachers Working with Students with ASDs 2014-2015
Details of 23 different courses available in the SESS Continuing Professional Development Programme for Teachers Working with Students with ASDs are available from the link below.
Click here for SESS ASD CPD Programme 2014-2015

App logoFeatured App #5: Word Bingo
Patricia Garry, who teaches in St. Conaire’s national school in Shannon in County Clare, uses this App for building sight vocabulary, particularly the words on the Dolch List-220.
Click here for the full feature from the list of Apps that Teachers Use

'Achieving Curricular Targets using Digital Literacy: General Learning Disability'
This evening seminar focuses on using iPads and Apps to help achieve curricular targets through a Digital Literacy Framework and Planning Tool. It concentrates on the Moderate, and Severe and Profound levels of General Learning Disability where students may not have conventional literacy. It will be available in Dublin West Education Centre in October.
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'The Role of the Principal in Leading and Managing Inclusive Learning for Students with Special Educational Needs in Post-Primary Schools'
This one-day seminar advises and supports Principals and Deputy Principals, particularly those appointed within the past five years. There is a focus on inclusive learning for students with special educational needs, with student learning located in the broader context of policy development. It will be available in six locations around the country in September and October.
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'Deafness: An Introduction'
This is a one-day seminar for Primary and Post-Primary teachers who are teaching a student who is deaf or hard of hearing. It will be available in five locations around the country in September and October.
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'Leading Inclusive Learning for Students with Special Educational Needs in Post-Primary Schools'
This two-day seminar provides key personnel with an overview of current policy, examines the challenge of leading SEN provision in post-primary schools, and explores methodologies for planning and building whole school collaboration. There is also a focus on current good practice, and on the importance of self-evaluation procedures in relation to SEN. It will be available in six loacations around the country in September and October.
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'Using Content-free Software to develop Reading Ability in Students with SEN'
This course aims to give teachers who work with students with reading difficulties the skills to use content-free software to provide meaningful learning opportunities for their students. This full day seminar will be available in Limerick and Dublin in October.
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'Teaching Exceptionally Able and Dual Exceptional Pupils Inclusively: An Introduction for Primary Schools'
This full day seminar aims to provide primary teachers with an introduction to the topic of Exceptional Ability and Dual Exceptionality in primary schools. It will be available in Dublin in October.
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'Assistive Technology for pupils with Specific Learning Disabilities - TextHelp 'Read & Write Gold'
This full day seminar aims will provide professional development in this assistive technology software, which is commonly recommended for pupils with specific learning disabilities. It will be available in four venues in October and November.
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'Transition from Primary to Post-Primary for Pupils with Special Educational Needs - Challenges for the Pupil and Strategies for the Teacher'
This series of evening seminars for Primary and Post-Primary teachers will be available in 21 venues during November 2014.
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Apps. that Teachers Use

An occasional feature on how teachers use Apps. in their teaching of students with SEN

Featured App.Index of Featured Apps.

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