Welcome to the SESS Website

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.


APPLY TO SESS FOR SUPPORT

Click here for details of our Supports Scheme and to apply for appropriate support

 

 

Updates

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

 

'Assistive Technology for pupils with Specific Learning Disabilities - TextHelp 'Read & Write Gold'
This full day seminar 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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'Communication and Language: Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)
This full day seminar will provide professional development in the area of language and communication. This course is suitable for teachers who are working with students who have an assessed speech and language difficulty.  It will be available in 21 venues in 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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'Assessment for Teaching and Learning (Post Primary)'
This modular course will provide professional development for Resource, Learning Support and Guidance teachers in identifying students with additional learning needs and in planning focused and purposeful interventions to meet the needs of such learners at post primary level. It will be available in five venues throughout the country in November 2014.
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'Challenging Behaviour and Social Skills for Pupils with SEN'
This two day course for teachers in primary and special schools (including learning support and resource teachers) will explore strategies for influencing, minimising, eliminating and managing behaviours, as well as strategies for assessing and teaching social skills.  It will be available in four venues in October and November.
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'Puberty, Relationships and Sexuality Education for Students with Autism'
This course will provide participants with information regarding how autism may impact on the experience of puberty, relationships and sexuality for students. In addition, participants will also be provided with strategies to support students during this period of their development.
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Assistive Technology Outreach Programme - UCC
UCC’s Disability Support Service is running free assistive technology training sessions for second level educators in UCC catchment area in the coming school year, 2014 -15.
Click here for more details and booking information


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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(In order of close of application date)