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Smyth, Niamh

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if discussions have taken place to provide applied behaviour analysis services within the proposal to bring specialised therapists into schools and preschools; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

I thank Deputy Murphy O'Mahony for allowing me to do this and the Minister for taking the question.

  This relates to applied behaviour analysis, ABA, services. The Little Wonde...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the proposal to bring specialised therapists into schools and pre-schools will also provide services for applied behaviour analysis.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision (Continued)

I have to admit that ABA is something that was new to me. As I outlined in my question, I have seen it first-hand in Little Wonders in Castleblayney, which is headed by Claire Callan. I have hear...More Button

I thank the Minister. Do we have figures on how many preschools and primary schools use ABA? I take the Minister's point that perhaps many special education units use it. When it comes to any tr...More Button

School Transport Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a school bus for a school (details supplied) will be retained; if the situation will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button