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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 18 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Questions (336)

Finian McGrath


336. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a long-term education plan in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dubln 13. [37920/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The policy my Department is to provide for the maximum level of inclusion of students with special educational needs in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, while also providing for a continuum of provision which can ensure that specialist facilities are also provided for students whose needs are such that they require specialist support in either special schools, or in special classes attached to mainstream schools.

The National Educational Psychological Services can assist schools in developing an educational plan for pupils with special educational needs including the pupil to whom the Deputy refers, while the National Council for Special Education can assist parents in identifying school placement options, including the availability of local special schools and classes, if required.

Question No. 337 answered with Question No. 324.