NPC Special Education Conference 2015

11am – 4pm, registration from 10.30am | 14 Nov 2015

Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station), Dublin City

Making a Difference - Children, Parents and Schools Together in Special Education

A National Parents Council Primary conference for parents who wanted to find out more about meeting their child’s needs in special education

Speakers included experts in the area of special education and occupational therapy:

Sé Goulding: Head of Operations,  National Council for Special Education

  • The Role of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA)click here to view

Noelle Connolly: Head of Local Services,  National Council for Special Education

  • The Role of the Special Education Needs Organiser (SENO)click here to view

A Question & Answer session followed Sé & Noelle's presentations click here to view

Dorothy Armstrong: Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at NUIG, PhD Candidate researching Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) in adolescence.  Dorothy provided two sessions in the afternoon programme:

  • “Enabling your child to manage and learn from their behaviour’” click here to view
  • “Minding yourself well - The importance of self-care for parents of children with Special Needs” click here to view

Click here to view the Q&A session which followed Dorothy's first presentation

Click here to view the Q&A session which followed Dorothy's second presentation

Information stands from the following were available on the day 

  • Irish Autism Action
  • Epilepsy Ireland
  • The Carers Association
  • National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
  • Special Needs Parents Association
  • Dyslexia Association Ireland
  • National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)
  • Dyspraxia Association of Ireland
  • Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) Support Service
  • DeafHear.ie
  • NPC - Helpline