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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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'Challenging Behaviour and Social Skills for Students with Special Educational Needs'
This two-day course 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 special educational needs SEN. It is open to all teachers in primary or special schools who are working with students with SEN. It will be available in 14 venues in January, February and March.
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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 in four venues in April 2015 to primary and post-primary teachers who are teaching a student with ASD
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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.
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'Dyslexia - Indicators and Interventions'
This series of one-day seminars will be available in 21 venues during March. This seminar looks at the concept of Dyslexia and examines its impact on learning and teaching in the classroom, with a focus on appropriate teaching strategies.
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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.
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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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