Stand Alone Modules: Specific Learning Difficulties 1
Specific Learning Difficulties 1 - Communication, Speech and Language Difficulties and Dyslexia
The Specific Learning Difficulties 1 module aims to develop an awareness of the theory relating to SLD in the area of communication, speech and language difficulties and dyslexia, and to become knowledgeable of appropriate assessment, teaching and learning pedagogies in the provision of inclusive education for learners with SLDs. The module is delivered using online components as well as face-to-face workshops.
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- Stand-Alone Modules - Application Form 2022-2023 (Word Version)
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SEN Stand Alone Modules*
*The modules can be undertaken as standalone modules or as a progression pathway for Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master of Arts qualification (Level 9) and are university accredited.
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Closing date for applications for the October 2022 modules will be 2nd September 2022.
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.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Continuous assessment will apply throughout the module. 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.
Level 8 Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes
2nd September 2022
Mode of study
Stand Alone Module: Specific Learning Difficulties 1
Commencement Date: Monday 3rd October 2022
Workshop Date: Saturday 8th October 2022
As well as Specific Learning Difficulties 1, the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity at St. Angela’s College, Sligo has developed an suite of additional modules at postgraduate level in the following specific interest areas:
- Autism Spectrun Disorder
- Challenging Behaviour
- Educational Research Methods
- General Learning Disabilities
- Inclusion for Learning
- Specific Learning Difficulties 2 - Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder
Completion of two modules from the above suite of modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate
Completion of four modules from the above suite of modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion (an honours standard) of three modules from those listed above which must include the on-line blended learning module on Educational Research Methods.
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules which must include the online blended learning module: Educational Research Methods. The exit award will be a Master of Arts in Professional Studies in Special Educational Needs.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
This module is suited to a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:
- Classroom teachers
- Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and are 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
- 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
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Find out More
Ms Brigid Dolan / Ms Laura Whitcroft
Centre for Special Eeducational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity,
School of Education,
St. Angela's College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co. Sligo, F91 C634
T: +353(0)71 9195552