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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (421)

Mark Ward

Ceist:

421. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Education the number of full-time visiting teachers for the visually impaired by region, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29606/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Visiting teachers for children who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired provide additional supports for such children, their families, and schools. Details of the services which are provided to schools and families by the visiting teacher service are available at ncse.ie/visiting-teachers.

The Visiting Teacher Service now forms part of the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Support Service for schools.

Visiting Teachers are now recruited, managed, and deployed by the NCSE. Accordingly, I have referred this question, as to the number of full-time visiting teachers for the visually impaired, who are currently in place, by region, to the NCSE for their attention and direct reply to the Deputy.  

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