This study explores principals’ attitudes towards the suitability of language immersion education (LIE) enrolment for children with dyslexia in Ireland. It also aims to examine the challenges faced by those in LIE settings working to include children with special educational needs (SEN), specifically dyslexia, in their schools. mixed methods approach including a focus group interview and a self-completion online questionnaire.
Rachael Patton & Elizabeth Mathews
Gaelscoil Ros Eo & DCU School of Inclusive Education
Following the data analysis of the present study it was found that while some challenges exist within the Irish LIE system makingenrolment difficult for children with dyslexia, principals believe Irish LIE enrolment is suitable for children with dyslexia and SEN, that immersion education does not act as a barrier for children with dyslexia accessing the curriculum and that childrenwith dyslexia can benefit from being educated in Scoileanna Gaeltachta and Gaelscoileanna.