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Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs) 11
(Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder)
Course Code: CSEN10
Award:

Students may choose to complete just one module and will receive credits for that (15 ECTS)

Alternatively, students who complete two modules (30 ECTS) from the list of modules (see Programme Overview) may exit with an Award of Postgraduate Certificate.

Students exiting with four modules (60 ECTS) will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma while those who complete an MA year may exit with an Master of Arts in Professional Studies in SEN or a Master of Arts in Specific Learning Difficulties.

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent
Entry onto MA year requires applicants to have attained at least a H2.2 at Postgraduate Level

An entry requirement for the Masters Programme is that one must have completed the blended learning Module on Educational Research Methods as one of the four Post-Graduate Diploma Modules.


Duration:

One Semester (12 weeks)

 

Fees (euro):

€900 per module

Application Process:

By application form - Closing date for applications is 15th December 2017. Due to the large volume of applications in recent months, it is strongly advised to apply as soon as you have decided on your preferred option as places will be awarded on a first come basis.

Next Intake:

SLD 2 module due to commence on 29th January 2018 – Workshop date is Saturday, 3rd February 2018.

Closing Date: 2017-12-15

Programme Overview

This module aims to develop an awareness of the theory relating to SLD in the area of Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, and to become knowledgeable of appropriate assessment, teaching and learning pedagogies in the provision of inclusive education for learners with SLDs.

Student may choose from the following list of modules:

  1. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
  2. Challenging Behaviour (CB)
  3. Educational Research Methods
  4. General Learning Disabilities (GLDs)
  5. Inclusion for Learning
  6. Literacy
  7. Numeracy
  8. Specific Learning Difficulties 1 (SLD 1) – Communication, Speech and Language Difficulties and Dyslexia
  9. Specific Learning Difficulties 11 (SLD 11)- Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder

 

This module aims to develop an awareness of the theory relating to SLD in the area of Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, and to become knowledgeable of appropriate assessment, teaching and learning pedagogies in the provision of inclusive education for learners with SLDs.

Continuous assessment will apply throughout the programme. It will combine coursework on relevant aspects of Special Educational Needs with e-tivities, discussion boards, portfolio/project-based learning, literature reviews and case studies, which will be carried out within an appropriate educational context during the academic year. The concept of the ‘reflective practitioner’ will be a basic criterion permeating all forms of assessment.

Career Opportunities

The modules attract a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and area awaiting a place on the programme
  • Qualified teachers who are seeking full-time employment
  • Employees within the Health Service Executive who work with learners with Special Educational Needs
  • Principals, managers and Department Inspectorate
  • Employees and Managers within Early Childhood Education sector
  • Classroom assistants (including cuntóirí teanga)
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Learning Support Tutors
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Parents and Family Members involved in the care of learners with special educational needs
  • Any others involved in the training or educational needs of learners with special educational needs

Career Opportunities

Downloads & Other Information

Programme Brochure
Semester 2 Application Form

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Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus



Contact Details

Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity
Education Department,
St. Angela's College,
Lough Gill,
Co. Sligo.
Tel. 353 71 9195550/ 353 71 9195552
Email:education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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