Supporting Students with Mild or Moderate GLD, Post Primary

General Post-Primary Courses
Date Venue
5th November 2019 Sligo Education Centre
7th November 2019 Limerick Education Centre
15th November 2019 Dublin West Education Centre
28th November 2019 Navan Education Centre
29th November 2019 Kilkenny Education Centre
23rd January 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Description

This is a 1 day course for Special Education Teachers in mainstream Post Primary schools who teach students with Mild/Moderate General Learning Disabilities


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand what is meant by MGLD and its impact for the student
  • Understand the importance of focused and adapted assessment in establishing a baseline and in establishing attainment and tracking progress
  • Explore the concept of ‘Prioritising’ in relation to teaching and learning for student with MGLD
  • Be introduced to a range of effective strategies and resources  for improving teaching and learning for students with MGLD
  • Examine the need to have robust school systems around, teaching, learning and  communication for students with MGLD


Course Overview / Content

  • Explanation of terminology associated with MGLD
  • Explore the impact of MGLD on students
  • Examine the importance of Adult Functionality and a broad spectrum education for students with MGLD at post primary level and examine the arising implications in planning to meet the needs these students
  • Forms of assessment as a tool for establishing student baseline attainment
  • Look at the role of adapted and focused assessment in tracking student attainment and progress, preferred student learning styles, areas of strength and difficulty
  • Exploration of instructional  practices for students with MGLD
  • Explore curricular options for students with MGLD at Post Primary level



Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working with students with a special education need
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with a special education need
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.