Important Information – Enrolment now open for 2022

To qualify for your EPV days* you can select from any of our practical and beneficial suite of courses. The more courses you select, the more EPV days you receive:

  • 1 online course – 3 EPV days entitlement
  • 2 online courses – 4 EPV days entitlement
  • 3 online courses – 5 EPV days entitlement

All our courses are run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills criteria. Courses begin on Monday, 4th July 2022 and must be completed by Friday, 19th August 2022 at 5.00pm.

Each course requires approximately 20 hours of study. The Discussion forums are facilitated by expert moderators. When you have successfully completed your course you will receive your CPD Certificate.

New for Summer 2022. This year we’re delighted to add courses in the Special Education and  Teaching & Assessment categories. All courses have been updated with updated and fresh content and an easy-to-navigate interface.

Purchasing courses: Courses may be purchased either online or by phone.

  • Each Individual course costs €69
  • Two courses will cost €89
  • Three courses will cost €99

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*All courses subject to approval by the Dept of Education

FSC2222 Practical Guide for Differentiating for Children with Additional Educational Needs

FSC2222 Practical Guide for Differentiating Children with Additional Educational Needs


Understand a variety of additional educational needs including ASD, ADHD, physical disabilities, behavioural disabilities, Down Syndrome, SLDs and giftedness.

FSC2222 Practical Guide for Differentiating for Children with Additional Educational Needs

Support all the children in your class with this practical guide for differentiating for children with additional educational needs.

This course will provide you with the necessary skills to support and include children with AEN as either a classroom teacher or an SET (Special Education Teacher). You will be provided with practical support, strategies, ideas, resources and approaches for supporting children with a wide variety of needs including ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), Down syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, those with physical and behavioural difficulties as well as children who are gifted.  

Each module will provide you with an overview of the additional need and what it means for the pupil, whilst also providing you with up-to-date, research-based practices to support these children in your classroom. Also, you will be provided with assessments, differentiation techniques and interventions that can be easily implemented at both the class level and at school-support level by mainstream teachers or SET.

We will explore the role of both the class teacher and SET, along with practical advice when it comes to planning. This course will also concisely explore documents and policies related to the appropriate support of these children including the Continuum of Support, Student Support Files, Classroom Support Plans and IEPs.



  • Target Audience: This course is suitable for all teachers from Junior Infants to 6th Class as there is a focus on the inclusion of those with additional educational needs in every classroom. All teachers have worked or will work with some or all of the additional educational needs that we will discuss in this course during their career.
  • Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
  • Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
  • Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 4th – August 19th.  Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
  • Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
  • EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
  • Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
  • Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
  • Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]



Module 1: Classroom Support for children with ASD

  • What is inclusion?
  • Why is inclusion important?
  • Understand and describe ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Appreciate the importance of including children with ASD in the classroom.
  • Practical differentiation strategies, assessments ideas and ICT resources for the inclusion of children with ASD.
  • Outline of specific individualized interventions including social stories, PECS, Lámh, TEACCH, ABA, Social stories and many more.
  • Team approach to supporting children with SEN.
  • Introduction to the Continuum of Support and the Student Support File.
  • Overview to the SSE process in schools.


Module 2: Classroom Support for children with Down Syndrome

  • Understand and describe Down Syndrome and its impact on learning.
  • Specific strategies and assessments to support children with DS in the area of language acquisition, reading and writing.
  • Differentiation techniques, assessments and strategies to support children with DS in mathematics.
  • Overview of other interventions and approaches to support children with DS including support with PE, social skills and ICT resources.
  • Steps involved in creating and implementing an IEP for all children with AEN.


Module 3: Classroom Support for children with behavioural and physical difficulties

  • Define and understand various physical disabilities e.g. cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, brittle bone disease.
  • Define and understand various behavioural difficulties e.g. ADHD, ADD, ODD, EBD.
  • Explore the impact these additional needs can have on teaching and learning.
  • Supports and strategies to support children with physical disabilities.
  • Supports, assessments, strategies and interventions to support children with behavioural disabilities.
  • Working with parents.


Module 4 – Classroom Support for children with specific learning difficulties

  • Define a specific learning difficulty.
  • Outline of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia/DCD.
  • Signs of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia/DCD.
  • Specific assessments to support the class teacher and SET.
  • Strategies, interventions and differentiation techniques to support children with of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia/DCD.


Module 5 – Classroom support for children who are gifted

  • Definition of giftedness.
  • Strategies and ideas to support and include children who are gifted.
  • Use of ICT to support children who are gifted.
  • Social and emotional support for children who are gifted.
  • Dual exceptionality.
  • Support for parents.
  • New special education teacher allocation model.
  • Reflect on the process of SSE to improve the learning of pupils with AEN.
  • Evaluation tools to use for the purpose of SSE.
  • Writing and implementing school improvement plan.
  • Reflect on actions taken during SSE.



  • Please review our Frequently Asked Questions section here or contact our Summer Course support team directly at [email protected]