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Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 82.  Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordán Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordán  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he has evaluated the National Council for Special Education’s, The Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland policy advice paper; if he intends to implement any of the recommendations of the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7386/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) published its policy advice on The Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland on 3 February, 2012.

[140]This paper provides a comprehensive blueprint for the development of deaf and hearing impaired educational services. An implementation group will now be established to consider and implement the recommendations of this report. The group will be tasked with developing an implementation plan which will identify recommendations that can be implemented on a cost neutral basis or without significant additional costs, while also planning for the implementation of further recommendations as soon as possible and as resources permit.


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