Supporting Students with Mild or Moderate GLD, Post Primary

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
05/11/2018 05/11/2018 Galway Education Centre 04/11/2018 No
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.