6N1957: Benefits, challenges and barriers to inclusion – with particular focus on the condition you are exploring.

Choose an impairment/condition/syndrome and explore, evaluate, and provide critical analysis where appropriate of the following;
Ensure that you address all points through the lens of the particular impairment/condition/syndrome you are exploring.
Part 1 – Exploration of the Impairment/Condition/Syndrome
(LO2 & LO4)
Introduction to include a description of the
impairment/condition/syndrome (2 Marks) to include possible developmental (1.5 Marks)/behavioral concerns.

  • Detailed exploration of the difficulties encountered by the child and
    their family to include issues relating to:
  1. Difficulties related to the specific impairment/condition/syndrome.
  2. The concepts of integration and inclusion and the difference between them.
  3. Benefits, challenges and barriers to inclusion – with particular focus on the condition you are exploring.
  4. Explain the educational options currently available with particular focus on the child and condition you are exploring to include
  5. Various stakeholders
  6. Educational options at all levels
  7. Continuum of Support
  • Consider additional supports available – with particular focus on the condition you are exploring to include:
  1. Assessment
  2. Health Support
  3. Grants
  4. SNA allocations
  5. Additional supports for the condition (eg: AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland)

Part 2 – Education Provision and Curriculum Implementation (20 marks)
(LO, 1, LO3, LO6)

 

  • Analyse the provision of education to individuals with additional needs with reference to current and relevant legislation and theory to include particular focus on the child and condition your are exploring in relation to:
  1. Legislation regarding special educational needs.
  2. Equality legislation.
  3. Theories underpinning curriculum implementation from early childhood to third level.
  4.  Differentiation of curriculum – with particular focus on the child and condition you are exploring
  5. Teaching skills – with particular focus on the child and condition you are exploring.
  6.  Communication supports – with particular focus on the child and condition you are exploring.
  7. Individual Education Plans, benefits of IEPs, members of MDT and importance of having MDT involvement along withteacher, SNA, setting and parents.
    Part 3 – Dealing with Stress. (10 marks) (LO10)
  • What is stress and why is it important to address it (2 Marks) – make particular reference to stress and the role of the SNA.
  • Identification of stressors for the adult and child.
  • Strategies to address these for the child explained including detailed examples – with particular focus on the child and condition you are exploring.
  • Strategies to address these for the adult explained including detailed examples – make particular reference to stress and the role of the SNA.
    Format of Project: Structure your project as follows: