This study identified primary and post-primary teachers’ self-reported future CPD needs in relation to helping them meet the SEN of their students learning through Irish. The study investigated what motivated teachers to undertake CPD in SEN, the challenges they faced when doing so, and their preferred method of course delivery.
The Factors Motivating Parents to Choose Irish Immersion Education for their Child with Special Educational Needs
This study investigated the reasons why parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (N=3) and specific speech and language disorder (N=2) chose to send their child to an Irish immersion primary school. This article presents a discussion on the parents’ motivations to send their child to an Irish immersion school.
The Challenges of Irish Language Acquisition for Students with Special Educational Needs in Irish-medium Primary Schools
This study investigated the challenges faced by students with special educational needs (SEN) when acquiring Irish as a second language (L2) in Irish-medium (IM) primary schools.
Is plean oibre fadtéarmach oscailte é an Plean Digiteach don Ghaeilge arna ullmhú ag an Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán (www.gov.ie).
Position: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada has developed a new Position Statement on Learning an Additional Language in the Context of Language Disorder. It states that children with, or at risk of, language disorder should be provided with the support they need to become bilingual in home, childcare and school settings, including access to speech-language pathology services. Children with language disorder should not be counselled out of opportunities to initiate or continue their bilingual development.