These guidelines published in 2000 are an attempt to ensure that suitable early intervention procedures are in place to enable all children achieve appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy on leaving primary school. The guidelines are intended to help schools plan and consider whether they are provided the best approach for children with learning difficulties. They are intended to help class teachers, learning support teachers and parents work together to help the children.
The guidelines deal with development of policies, the role of the principal, resource teacher, learning-support teacher, class teacher, identification of pupils needing learning support, planning support programmes, individual planning and use of specific methodologies for literacy and numeracy support.
Learning-Support Guidelines can be purchased from: Government Publications, Postal Trade Section, 4-5 Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, telephone 01-6613111 ex 4040