As Ireland’s health service rolls out newborn hearing-screening services in its HSE South region, some valuable lessons can be learned from the state of California. In rural areas, a tele-audiology service enables families to follow up in the event that a newborn baby’s hearing test results give any concern. A major benefit is that newborns and
Two parents share an email they sent to Derek Mooney, after he recently spoke on-air with the mother of a deaf child about her difficulty getting supports for her son. We feel the Visiting Teacher (VT) service is often forgotten and we only hear of the deaf children who are attending specialist schools, not the
Using interactive whiteboards in mainstream primary classrooms motivates pupils by offering educational tools with a strong visual learning aspect. For deaf children who learn visually, whiteboards facilitate inclusive teaching and learning styles in many ways. Interactive teaching directly at the whiteboard is possible, instead of the child missing instructions while at a classroom workstation The
A Plenary Session on Child Literacy and Social Inclusion was organised on June 16 by the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF), at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. By 2016, the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 has the goal of reducing the proportion of pupils with serious literacy difficulties in primary schools serving
Teachers in Ireland who wish to specifically work with deaf children, should first complete an undergraduate degree course in education, which enables them to teach in every primary and secondary school nationwide. E-Learning Courses In The UK Ireland currently has no courses for specialist teachers of deaf pupils but the UK has several flexible postgraduate
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