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Assistive Technology Training (Professional):

(CPD) ‘Certificate in High Tech Assistive Technology’ (DIT).

Enable Ireland in conjunction with DIT run an accredited High Tech Assistive Training course which leads to the award of a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development. The course is suitable for a range of professionals working in areas such as, therapy, education and IT.

For further Information contact:
Phone: 01-4991210
E-mail:

Diploma in Assistive Technology

A Certificate and/or Diploma in Assistive Technology Applications is now available through the Central Remedial Clinic, in partnership with the Adult Education Centre at University College Dublin

For further Information contact:
Bryan Boyle
Tel: (01) 8057400
email:

Diploma in Aural Rehabilitation

-Available through the Adult Education Centre at University College Dublin in partnership with the National Association of the Deaf.

For further Information contact:
Brigid Mc Sweeney
Tel: 01 8723800
email:

Diploma in Hearing Aid Audiology

-Available through the Adult Education Centre at University College in partnership with the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists
Contact: Course Coordinator: Dr Theresa Pitt
Tel:053 33571
email:

NCTE:

The education centres support the in-service needs of local teachers, support locally identified needs and provide a range of activities for the educational community.

There are 21 full time and 9 part time centres nationwide. A full list and contact details for these is available from-
http://www.ncte.ie/AbouttheNCTE/RelatedOrganisations/EducationCentres/

The National Centre for Technology in Education provides the following range of courses in relation to ICT & Special Needs-

The Basics- an introductory course for Teachers new to special education, Resource teachers for special needs, Special class teachers who are teaching students with a fairly broad range of disabilities, Mainstream teachers with special needs students in their class

Learning Support - an introductory course for Learning Support teachers at both primary and post-primary levels

Mild - an introductory course for teachers of students with mild general learning disabilities, particularly those catering primarily for this category of students.

Moderate/Severe/Profound- an introductory course focusing on the use of ICT to support students with moderate, severe/profound and multiple learning disabilities at both primary and post-primary level

Deaf/Hard of Hearing- This course is intended specifically for teachers of students who are deaf/hard of hearing at both primary and post-primary levels.

Visual Impairments - This course is intended specifically for teachers of students who have a visual impairment at both primary and post-primary levels. The course is not intended to provide detailed training in the operation of specific software packages for visual impairments.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - This course is intended specifically for teachers of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in mainstream primary education, special or outreach classes and special schools.

Note access to the above courses is made through your local Education Centre-
http://www.ncte.ie/AbouttheNCTE/RelatedOrganisations/EducationCentres/