Teaching Practice - Special Educational Needs
"Without opportunities for art: The talent lying within a student with disabilities could be lost forever."
Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf East, Dublin
The Central Remedial Clinic is the largest organisation in Ireland for people with physical disabilities. They provide a full range of services to over four thousand people with disabilities throughout the country.
Their mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers.
This placement was a group placement which involved team planning and solo teaching. It was a fantastic and challenging experience working in a team to develop an overall lesson plan that spread over three different groups and culminated in a mural for the CRC gym hall. This placement helped my organisational and team management skills while also giving me experience with differentiation that I could apply in my mainstream placement.
Personally, I found this placement to be very rewarding. From the people I met; the carers, the teachers and the students, to the overall work ethic and dedication of my colleagues. It's something I will never forget.