Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD today (Wednesday 05 August) announced that the pilot of a School Inclusion Model, which includes an in School Therapy Demonstration project, will continue for the 2020/21 school year.
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has now been given sanction to recruit up to 31 speech and language, and occupational therapists, to support the continuation of this project, including the in-school and pre-school therapy demonstration project. Previously under the pilot, therapists were supplied by the HSE but these staff have been redeployed as part of the Covid-19 public health response. The provision of an in-school therapy service is a fundamental and integral part of the School Inclusion Model. Read press release