Trainer: Aisling Tracey Public Training €40

Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

This course is aimed at those wishing to take an introductory step towards successful inclusion of all children into their Early Years service.

This course aims to provide Early Years practitioners with both the knowledge and the skills to successfully include and support children with special educational needs in their service.

Course Content
  • An introduction to the importance of inclusion of children with special educational needs in the Early Years
  • An overview of Autism, General Learning Difficulties, and Challenging behaviour
  • Working with the individual strengths and weaknesses of the child
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Importance of Observation and Assessment
  • Explore different learner styles and teaching techniques for children with special educational needs
  • Physical Environment and Transitions
  • Dealing with parents

Note: The necessity of inclusion of children with special needs within Early Years services is supported by the cross-government initiative through the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) which was introduced in September 2016 and is part of the Better Start Initiative. The aim of this model is to ensure that children with disabilities can access and participate in the ECCE programme (free preschool years). This workshop is not run by Better Start but is complementary and covers children from 2 years upwards.

Course Tutor

Aisling Tracey a BA(hons) in Early Childhood Education from Dublin Institute of Technology and this year will be receiving a Post Graduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Education from St.Patricks College, Drumcondra. Aisling is currently a preschool room leader in a mainstream Early Years setting, as well as this she is a home tutor to a child with Autism and she also run social skills groups for children. Aisling has worked both in ASD units and pre-schools whilst working alongside an early intervention team and also 1:1 in the home with children. From working in a variety of settings over the years, she became passionate about working with children with special needs, specifically children with Autism and how important early intervention is in the Early Years and how important inclusion is for children with special educational needs.

Other Information

Class notes are handed out - however, we do ask that you bring a personal note book.

Course Duration and Delivery

Inservice Training Public Training This is a 3 hour course when delivered as Inservice Training or Public Training Event.