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IATSE Regional Seminars


IATSE present their spring regional seminars:


Date: Saturday 7th March 2015

Venue: Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town

Date: Saturday 21st of March 2015

Venue: LIT Tipperary, Thurles

Presentation 1

An Overview of current ICT and Assistive Technology used as an educational resource for students with SEN


The presentation will give an overview of the different ICT and AT that are currently available for children with Special Educational Needs. There will be a demonstration of some examples of low, medium and high tech devices / equipment for use in the classroom.


There will also be a discussion on the newer and emerging technologies – tablets, iPads, IWB’s, games consoles etc. This session will look to highlight the importance of using devices and software that meet the needs of students and using existing technologies in creative ways.


Speaker- Ann Jackson, Principal of CRC Special School, Dublin and former National Technology & Special Needs Advisor for DES.


Presentation 2


Software and Apps for Devloping literacy / numeracy and communication skills for children with SEN


The second session will look at the range of different apps that are currently available to help develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills. Damien will give an overview of worthwhile apps that he uses in his own teaching.


Speaker – Damien Quinn, Teacher in an ASD Unit in Co. Sligo; PDST Technology in Education trainer and runs the popular Irish Educational Website ‘Seomra Ranga’ (www.seomraranga.com)




**Please bring any device (tablet, iPad etc) that you may have along with you to the seminar**



This seminar is open to primary, post-primary, special class / school teachers; SNAs, parents and all other professionals working in the area of Special Education.

The seminar is free to IATSE members and €5 for all other participants


To book a place on either course please email iatsemembership@gmail.com or aidinni1@hotmail.com



IATSE Conference 2015


Call for Papers: 

‘Our School Community – Promoting Resilience and Wellbeing’

12th & 13th June 2015

All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin

Within our school communities, both adults and learners share the need for a positive outlook on life.  For learners with special educational needs, the skills to think positively and to become resilient and resourceful when things go wrong enable them to progress in both learning and socialisation. However, the wellbeing of teachers, special needs assistants and others adults involved in the school community is connected to that of the learners.

We would like to invite abstracts for submission from teachers, researchers and other practitioners focusing on any of the given themes.

Click here to view themes. 


Extended Closing Date for Submission:

Abstracts (max 200 words) to be submitted by 5pm,

6th March by email to





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