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17KEC216 Speech & Language Therapy Workshops for Primary Teachers

Kildare Education Centre

 Dates:  Thurs 30th March & 6th April 2017 (7pm - 9pm)


Speech and Language Therapy Teacher Workshops


run by HSE SLTs


for Learning Support / Resource Teachers and


 Junior Infants to 2nd Class Teachers


Topics covered include:

  • Configuration of services in Kildare / West Wicklow and how to refer

  • What is Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and how does it present in the classroom

  • Identifying and supporting children with receptive and expressive language, and speech difficulties in the classroom

  • Supporting bilingual and dysfluent children, and children with voice difficulties in the classroom

  • Using resources

  • Interpreting SLT reports


17KEC220 Post-Primary Teacher Breathing Space Course in Well-Being, Self-Care & Resilience

Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Thurs 30th March & 6th April 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

Within this ‘Teacher Breathing Space’ course you are offered that all important space to: 

·        address stress in the life of the teacher/school leader and offer practices to alleviate this stress and improve your well-being

·        address the term ‘self-care’ and look at your life in terms of renewal both personally and professionally through mindfulness and well-being practices as well as reflecting upon patterns of thinking and habitual behaviour

·        pause, notice and breathe through engaging in simple, short practices in mindful awareness and learning how to bring these practices into your daily life in simple, practical ways

·        engage in short CBT exercises that can help to identify your stressors and ‘declutter’ your mind

·        learn how to appreciate the present moment in order to cultivate a more enriched and fuller life each day

This course is focused upon the teacher’s needs in terms of your emotional and mental well-being, with a passionate belief that in any school community, the very essence and foundation of all teaching and learning begins with the educator and so this course strives to bring care and attention to the teacher/school leader in order to create an improved and enjoyable work/life balance for you.


Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
                R51 KN66.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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