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Outline
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Setting the Scene

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Special Education Support Service
SESS-Second Level

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1. Setting the Scene
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Inclusion Legislation Organisations & Personnel IEPs/Record Keeping Differentiation Allocation of Resources

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1. Setting the Scene
Inclusion requires schools to adapt and develop their culture, management, organization, content, approaches to teaching and delivery of programmes to accommodate the educational needs of all students to the greatest possible extent. A process of increasing the participation of pupils in and reducing their exclusion from school curricula, cultures and communities
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Booth and Ainscow, 1998.
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1. Setting the Scene
An Appropriate Education Access to….. Participation in….

Benefit from…….
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1. Setting the Scene
Legislation 1998 Education Act 2000 Equal Status Act 2000 Education Welfare Act 2004 EPSEN Act
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1. Setting the Scene
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Organisations & Personnel
-National Council for Special Education (NCSE) -Special Education Support Service (SESS) -Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) -Resource Teachers (RT) -Special Education Needs Organisers (SENOs) -Associates

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1. Setting the Scene
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EPSEN Act National Disability Authority -Research National Council for Special Education – Expert Group

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1. Setting the Scene
Differentiate by  Content (Vary what I teach) -Complexity (Concrete, symbolic abstract)
-Variety of Resources -Variety of Learning Environments
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Process (How will I teach)
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-Teach aspects -Start with familiar or interest
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Outcome/Product (Vary expectation and /or reponse from student)
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2. Special Education Support Service
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Established in September 2003 A nationwide service, serving mainstream primary and post-primary schools, special schools and special classes

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2. Special Education Support Service Aim:
To enhance the quality of teaching and learning with particular reference to the education of children with special needs

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2.Special Education Support Service

Aim:
To design and deliver a range of professional development initiatives and supports for school personnel

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2. Special Education Support Service

Aim:
To consolidate and co-ordinate existing professional development and support

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2. Special Education Support Service
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Principles
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Quality
Inclusive

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Equity of Access
Collaboration /Co-operation

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2. Special Education Support Service
Teacher Education Section, DES SESS Steering Committe
National Co-ordinator

Cork Education Support Centre

Assistant National Co-ordinators

Administrator Secretary

Associates
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Work of SESS -Main Strands  Local Initiatives Scheme  SESS Strategy for Support Provision  Liaison and Contact with Colleges and Third-Level Institutions  SEN Cross-Border Professional Exchange Programme (PEACE II)
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2. Special Education Support Service
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Local Initiatives Scheme
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Teachers/Schools identify their own professional needs Consideration for funding
Website: Applications forms
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Local Initiatives Applications (2003-2004)
Autism  Challenging Behaviour  Whole-Staff Training, General SEN, Gifted Children  Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment
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2. Special Education Support Service

SESS Core Strategy
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Autism Challenging Behaviour in Special Educational Settings Dyslexia SEN and Second-level

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2. SESS- Core Strategy
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Autism -School Visits:Prioritised Schools
-One-day seminar for Classroom Teachers -5-Day Induction Course

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2. SESS- Core Strategy
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Challenging Behaviour -National Conferences
(i) Special Schools (ii) External Providers

-School Visits -Pilot Projects: Studio III, TCI etc

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2. SESS-Core Strategy: Second-Level
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Second-Level-Inclusion
Phase 1
-1-day Seminar -All Second-level Schools -Special Schools offering elements of second-level curricula

Phase 2
-School Visits
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2. SESS- Core Strategy: Dyslexia
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Session 1:
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Definition, Signs & Facts and Characteristics System Provision School Based Provision
CD Rom Some Case Studies
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Session 2
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2. SESS- Core Strategy
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Proposed Courses
- Dyspraxia:4-day courses - Regional seminars for newly-appointed Resource -Teachers (6) - TEACCH - PECS

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School Support
- Telephone Support - E-mail via website - School Visits - Others
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Liaison and Contact with Colleges and Third-Level Institutions
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On-going liaison with Colleges Designing of SESS Programmes

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2. Special Education Support Service
SEN Cross-Border Professional Exchange Programme
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Exchange programme-Professionals

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Project Manager
Monaghan Education Centre

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Models of Provision
Funding for courses arising via Local initiatives Scheme SESS-designed seminars, conferences and courses School visits Funding for accredited courses Telephone and e-mail support On-line learning –Fee subsidy Website: www.sess.ie
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2. Towards a Whole-School Approach
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Second-Level seminar
Session 1: The Road to Inclusion Session 2: Looking at our Schools Session 3: Inclusion in practice

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3. Towards a Whole-School Approach
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Quality of Quality of Quality of Quality of subjects Quality of

School Management School Planning Curriculum Provision Teaching and Learning in Support for Students

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3. The Inclusive School
The degree to which a student is included depends on attitude of:

All staff

Other students

Student

Parents

Community
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3. Differentiate by
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Content (Vary what I teach) -Complexity (Concrete, symbolic abstract)
-Variety of Resources -Variety of Learning Environments

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Process (How will I teach)
-Flash Cards

-Teach aspects -Start with familiar or interest
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Outcome/Product (Vary expectation and /or reponse from student)
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Special Education Support Service

www.sess.ie
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