Learning Support Programme
Coláiste Treasa offers a wide range of supports to students with Special Educational Needs. All categories of S.E.N are catered for, including General and Specific Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Hearing and Visual Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Speech and Language Disorders. Provisions include small group withdrawal from class as well as team teaching to support the student within the classroom.
The National Council for Special Education has an excellent information booklet for parents which gives an overview of all aspects of education for a child with Special Educational Needs, on their website www.ncse.ie .
More detailed information and eligibility criteria for RACE (Reasonable Accommodations in Certified Examinations) are available on www.examinations.ie ( The most commonly granted accommodations include Spelling and Grammar Waivers in Languages and gaining access to a Reader).
The route to applying for an exemption from Irish is outlined on www.education.ie .
www.citizeninformation.ie also has a detailed section on Special Needs Education entitled “Special Needs Education: Post Primary”.
The Dyslexia Association Of Ireland has a huge amount of information on all aspects of Dyslexia. Just visit www.dyslexia.ie
For further information contact Ms. Anne O’Connell or Ms. Karen McAuliffe.