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There are 11 projects within the Special Educational Needs category of SIP, all of which are summarised here

Title: ICT in Teaching Mathematics and English (SIP009)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Francis' Junior School, Dublin 17
Summary: This project developed a programme which integrated the use of ICT in the delivery of the English and Mathematics curricula.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: The Role of ICT in Supporting Students with Reading Difficulties (SIP025)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Columba's College, Co. Donegal
Summary: This project involved supplying laptop computers to a small number of students with serious learning difficulties and allowing them to use the computers in their mainstream classes.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Role of ICT in Learning Support (SIP026)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Portroe National School, Nenagh
Summary: This project explored the use of ICT as a motivational tool in teaching and as a learning medium for pupils in small, rural schools. It also integrated ICT into a whole-school learning support strategy for weaker students/potential early school leavers.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport026.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Open and Distance Learning for Circus and Fairground Families (SIP027)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Castleconnell National School, Co. Limerick
Summary: This project examined the use of ICT to provide a more comprehensive education to pupils from circus and fairground families.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport027.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Special Education Access to Knowledge (SPEAK) (SIP029)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa, Co. Cork
Summary: This project aimed to make existing and new technologies (videoconferencing, email and the Internet) child-centred and meaningful for children with special needs.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Solas (SIP030)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Comprehensive School, Co. Cork
Summary: This project piloted a regional assistive technology support service to meet the educational needs of pupils with physical and sensory impairments in primary and post-primary education.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport030.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: The Line Projects (SIP031)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: The Line Projects, Dublin 8
Summary: The Line Projects were developed to meet the needs of young people 'at risk' or 'outside the system' in their respective communities. They feature various educational and training programmes that are designed as a complementary system of intervention encouraging young people back into mainstream education.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Ogra Chorcai (SIP032)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Ógra Chorcaí, Cork
Summary: A project that aimed to develop young people's personal and social skills, to redress the inequalities experienced by many of them and to empower them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Using ICT to Improve the Literary Skills of Mild Learning Disabled Adolescent Students studying the Junior Cert School Programme (SIP048)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Brigid's Special School, Dundalk St Ita's Special School, Co. Louth
Summary: A discrete piece of action research involving a group of mildly learning disabled adolescents aged 13 to 18, this project aimed to determine whether access to ICT improved their literacy levels.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Use of Videoconferencing in Enhancing Learning for an Incapacitated Child and in setting up a Cross Cultural Exchange (SIP051)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Mercy College, Sligo
Summary: This project aimed to develop a videoconferencing facility and investigate its effectiveness in delivering a subject to a student who was unable to attend class. The technology was also used to develop a cross-cultural relationship with a school in Spain.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport051.pdf

 

Title: The SPEAR Project (Special Education Assessment and Resource Centre) (SIP067)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Scoil Mhuire, Co. Offaly
Summary: This project established an ICT educational services centre providing resources and support to all those involved in special needs education. It enabled them to access modern technology in order to enhance the lives of those with disabilities.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

 
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