Dáil Éireann - Volume 518 - 12 April, 2000
Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.
Mr. P. Carey Mr. P. Carey
186. Mr. P. Carey asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress, if any, made in finding an appropriate educational placement for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 in view of the fact almost a full school year has passed since he left his previous school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11173/00]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I have asked my Department's inspectorate to investigate and report on the provision of an appropriate educational placement for the child in question as a matter of urgency.
As soon as the inspector's report is received and considered, I will revert to the Deputy.
In the meantime, my Department has sanctioned nine hours home tuition for the child in question.
Cecilia Keaveney Cecilia Keaveney
187. Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Science the arrangements, if any, in place for students with dyslexia and other disabilities who are taking exams in 2000 and 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11174/00]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods):The report and recommendations of the expert advisory group on certificate examinations in relation to the arrangements for the assessment of candidates with special needs in certificate examinations was published recently.
The advisory group identified a set of principles as a basis for dealing with this complex and difficult area. My Department has begun the process of implementing the recommendations and applying the principles to applications on hand for this year's examinations including those for students with specific learning difficulties.
The full text of the report and a circular setting out revised arrangements that will come into effect immediately have been circulated to schools and other interested parties.
I am arranging to have the Deputy provided with copies of these documents.
Dáil Éireann 518 Written Answers. Special Educational Needs.