Second level pupils with dyslexia are normally integrated into ordinary classes. In such cases they may receive additional tutorial support from the remedial teacher, guidance counsellor and subject teachers.
My Department also allocates additional teaching support to second level schools and vocational education committees to cater for pupils with special educational needs. Applications for such support are made to my Department by the relevant school authority. Each application is considered on the basis of the assessed needs of the pupil(s) involved and the nature and level of the support provided is determined on the advice of the psychological service.
In accordance with the terms of circular letter M10/94, pupils with dyslexia may also meet the criteria for exemption from the learning of the Irish Language. Depending on the degree of the condition, they may also be eligible for special arrangements in the certificate examinations.