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Resource Centre

The Resource centre in Killina was the first of its kind and was opened in 1999. It has two classes for students diagnosed with a moderate general learning disability (ModGLD classes) and one class for students with a diagnosis of Autism (ASD class)

 

ModGLD class

The 4th year students are all enrolled into the special class for students with a Moderate General Learning Disability (ModGLD). A person with ModGLD, is defined by the SERC Report, as being within the I.Q.Range 35-50, insofar as an Intelligence Quotient may be used as an indicator of mental disability.

Typically there are 16 students enrolled in the 4th year class. The students are divided according to age into two groups – a Junior Cycle and a Senior Cycle class. Students from primary school enrol into the Junior Cycle class and then progress into the senior cycle class. Students typically remain within the 4th year class for 5 years.

Curriculum

The 4th year students are grouped together so as to receive substantial periods of specialist support teaching each day, while also being included and integrated as much as possible into the activities of the mainstream school where appropriate.

The overall aims when planning the curriculum for the 4th year students are:

– To enable them to acquire skills that will be relevant to their lives now and in the future as adults.

– To realise their full potential.

– For the 4th year student to become as independent as possible.

The main areas of focus when planning the curriculum are:

Literacy

Communication and language

Mathematics

Physical Education

Life and Social Skills

Enrolment Procedures

Parents or teachers of a young student with a Mod GLD who wish to seek further information about the class should contact the Co-ordinator of the Resource Centre.

The ModGLD class has a specific enrolment policy which can be obtained from the Principal or Co-ordinator upon request.

The school also has Induction Procedures in place that are designed to help smooth the transition process for those students who are transferring from Primary or Special School to the ModGLD class.

Co-ordinator of the ModGLD class

The Coordinator of the ModGLD class is Ms. Anita Dillon. All enquires should be directed to her.

 

ASD Class

The ASD class was established in 2019 to cater for students with an AS diagnosis. Student will follow Level 1, 2 or 3 Junior Cycle  programmers or (a combination of these) depending on their needs and abilities.

Typically there are 6 students enrolled in the ASD class. 

The overall aims when planning the curriculum for the students are:

– To enable them to acquire skills that will be relevant to their lives now and in the future as adults.

– To realise their full potential.

Enrolment Procedures

Parents or teachers of a young student with a ASD who wish to seek further information about the class should contact the Co-ordinator of the Resource Centre.

The ASD class has a specific enrolment policy which can be obtained from the Principal or Coordinator upon request.

The school also has Induction Procedures in place that are designed to help smooth the transition process for those students who are transferring from Primary or Special School to the ASD class.

Co-ordinator of the ASD class

The Coordinator of the ASD class is Ms. Deirdre Sheridan. All enquires should be directed to her.

Killina Presentation Secondary School
Rahan, Tullamore, Offaly
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