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  • Three courses will cost €99

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FSC2227 Teaching, Supporting and Including Pupils with SEN in the Classroom

FSC2227 Teaching, Supporting & Including Pupils with SEN in the Classroom


Gain skills in teaching children with SEN with practical tips for teaching through ‘Thinking outside of the box’ and using digital technologies.

FSC2227 Teaching, Supporting and Including Pupils with SEN in the Classroom

The purpose of this course is to equip primary school teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively support pupils with SEN in the classroom. This course intends to explore practical tips for teaching and including children with Special Educational Needs and Autism Spectrum Difference* in mainstream schools. At times teachers working in special classes or as a Special Education Teacher can feel a lack of confidence, but are always open to learning and new ideas (Banks et al. 2016; McCoy et al. 2014).

Through practical tips, visual examples and the sharing of experience and knowledge, this course provides a platform for the discovery of inclusive and innovative teaching methodologies. As with all practical tips and strategies, they must be appropriate and suitable for your particular context, so a degree of flexibility is a hugely important component in Inclusive Education. Parts of this course will involve collaboration and discussion with fellow participants as well as engaging in practical activities.



  • Target Audience: Any mainstream class teacher, any Special Education Teacher (SET) or Special Class Teacher who wish to explore practical tips, evidence-based strategies and resources than can be used in the primary classroom.
  • 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 – What does Inclusive Education look like in the Irish Primary School classroom?

  • Introduces the topic of Inclusive and Special Education in Ireland
  • Explores the SEN policy in Ireland and identifies the flexible continuum of provision.
  • Explores the SEN Guidelines and the Continuum of Support
  • Importance of assessment in establishing a baseline of ability with pupils with SEN to provide a pathway for learning
  • The significance of target setting is examined with a particular focus on the need for targets to be SMART(A)
  • Targets must cover all areas of a child’s social and emotional development and not just academic targets


Module 2 – Practical Tips – Visual Supports, Task-Analysis & other Strategies

  • The implications for teaching and learning when dealing with pupils with SEN
  • The multi-faceted role of the teacher with a view to provision for pupils with SEN
  • Key components to consider when teaching pupils with SEN  including, goal setting, preparation and collaboration
  • The benefits and varied uses of visual supports to enhance learning
  • An integration lesson using PECS
  • Token Economy as an effective motivator for pupils with SEN
  • The ability to use personalized and even more effective systems of Token Economy
  • Task-Analysis is introduced as an integral factor in teaching children with SEN


Module 3 – Practical Tips 2 – Inclusive Education and Digital Technologies

  • Examines the Digital Strategy for Schools identifying the four key themes
  • Outlines the benefits of Digital Technologies for enhancing development skills of pupils
  • Identifies the varied uses for Digital technologies in Inclusive Education
  • Discusses how technology can open doors to learning and ensure that a classroom becomes inclusive for all
  • Revisits the concept of Task Analysis and demonstrated how using Digital Technologies can enhance the process
  • Details the steps in creating your own individualized Task Analysis on Adobe Spark
  • Introduces the Language Experience Approach or Model and recognized the avenue for the addition of Digital Technologies to strengthen the model
  • Explores how the combination of Digital Technologies and the Language Experience Approach can expand and augment learning, vocabulary and communication
  • The advantages of using social stories with pupils with SEN
  • The addition of Digital Technologies to Social Stories is appreciated as a substantial resource for teaching pupils with SEN

Module 4 – Practical Tips 3 – Think Outside of the Box

  • The criticality of implementing a strengths-based approach to learning and the advantages this process offers
  • The idea of pupils with SEN having hyper-focus, mind-blindness and special interests
  • The value of discussing and teaching feelings to pupils with SEN
  • The use of positive affirmations to raise the confidence of pupils with SEN
  • Backwards design to learning
  • The influence of a teacher with a view to raising our expectations from pupils with SEN and encouraging them to reach their full potential
  • Becoming a champion for our pupils


Module 5 – Steps to becoming an Inclusive School

  • Exploration of differentiation in schools
  • School Self-Evaluation
  • Examination of Looking at Our School 2016: A Quality Framework for Primary Schools (LAOS) and the School Self-Evaluation Guidelines 2016-2020
  • Explanation of update on SSE which advised that between March 2018 and June 2020 schools should select either one or two curriculum areas or aspects of teaching and 3 learning as the focus of their self-evaluation process
  • The importance of whole-school approached to SEN provision in schools
  • An introduction to Provision Mapping in schools
  • Examination of an exemplar of a provision mapping exercise
  • Revision of earning throughout the 5 course Modules




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