Department of Education Special National School
Designation: Moderate Learning Disability
Under the Patronage of the Brothers of Charity Southern Services
Managed by a Voluntary Board of Management comprising of two patron’s nominees, two community members, two teaching representatives and two parent representatives
Horticulture – 1 Day
Art – 1 Day
Dance – 1 Day
PE – 3.5 Days
Cookery and Life-Skills – 3.5 Days.
The MDT operate in collaboration with Teachers and Parents of pupils in OLGC School.
Not all pupils require input from every member of the MDT, therefore a referral system allows the team to screen pupils in order of priority.
Parents and Teachers may make a referral to one discipline (uni-disciplinary referral) if they are targeting a specific area, eg. communication needs, sensory needs.
In some cases input from 2 or more disciplines is required; parents and teachers may make a multi- disciplinary referral to target a more complex issue.
Referral forms are available from the Class Teacher or from the school office on request.
Teachers link with parents prior to making a referral request, and parents must consent to the referral by signing the documentation.
Current provision of hours per week for the school year 2019/2020 is as follows and may be subject to change;
Speech and Language Therapy- 4 days.
Occupational Therapy- 1.5 days
Physiotherapy- 1.5 days
Psychology -1 day.
Social Work- No direct allocation, on referral basis only.