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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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'SESS CPD Programme for Teachers Working with Students with ASDs 2015-2016'
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.
'Achieving Curricular Targets using Digital Literacy: Moderate, Severe and Profound 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, Severe and Profound levels of General Learning Disability (GLD) where students may not have conventional literacy.
'Leading Inclusive Learning Principals' Seminar - Post Primary'
This is a 1 day course for Principal teachers in mainstream Post-Primary in leading and managing an Inclusive School.
'Communication and Language Needs, Identification, Assessment and Intervention'
This two-day course is for Primary teachers of students that have Language and Communication needs and / or Mild / Moderate General Learning Difficulties.
'An Introduction to teaching students with Moderate General Learning Disabilities - Post Primary'
This is a one-day course for Resource and Learning Support teachers in mainstream Post Primary schools who teach students with ModGLD.
'Challenging Behavour and Social Skills for Pupils with SEN'
This two-day course is open to all teachers in primary or special schools who are working with pupils with SEN. It aims to enhance participants’ understanding of approaches to preventing and managing challenging behaviour and to explore approaches to assessment and teaching of social skills to students with SEN.
'Using Content-free Software to Develop Reading Ability in Students with SEN'
This full day seminar aims to provide teachers with the skills required to use content-free software to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students with reading difficulties. The course is intended for Primary teachers, however, Post Primary teachers who are working with students with literacy difficulties and/or General Learning Disabilities (GLD) will also find it useful.
'Digital Literacy: Access, Participation and Communication for the 'Non-Literate' in the New Digital Age'
Tom Daly [Published in LEARN, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, Volume 3, 2015, 115-137]
This paper arises from work undertaken by the Special Education Support Service (SESS) within the context of the National Digital Strategy, which sought to develop support for teachers of Moderate and Severe and Profound learning disabilities in the areas of literacy and digital literacy
'Report on the EQUALITY OF CHALLENGE INITIATIVE 2008-2014'
Tom Daly [SESS, 2015]
The 'Equality of Challenge' Initiative was a small-scale post-primary project which aimed to advise the development of support in the area of Exceptional Ability and Dual Exceptionality. It ran from 2008/2009 to 2013/2014.
Webcast: ‘The Metacognitive Teacher and Learner: An Introduction to Metacognition in the Classroom’
This webcast examines the important role which Metacognition can play in learning and teaching. It has four main sections:
Apps. that Teachers Use
An occasional feature on how teachers use Apps. in their teaching of students with SEN
|Index of Featured Apps.|