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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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Module 4 'Leading Inclusive Learning for Students with Special Educational Needs in Post Primary Schools'
The final module of this SESS course is offered to key personnel (Resource Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, SEN Co-ordinator) in the area of special educational needs in post-primary schools.
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IATSE 26th Annual International Conference, June 2014
The Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) takes place in Dublin on June 13th and 14th. Further details from the IATSE website.
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University of Limerick Two-Day Programme on ASD
Disability Support Services at the University of Limerick is hosting a two day programme on Autism Spectrum Disorder in April, led by Professor Tony Attwood.
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'Social Stories'
This full-day workshop introduces the characteristics of social stories, and allows participants to practice writing a social story. This seminar is available to primary and post-primary teachers who are teaching a student with ASD in four venues in May.
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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. It is available in four venues in February and May.
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‘Teaching Young Children with ASD’
SESS is providing this one-day seminar in six venues from January to May 2014. It is especially relevant to teachers of young children with ASD in special classes, in mainstream classes and in resource teaching.
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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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