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Ministers Foley and Naughton announce the establishment of an Educational Therapy Support Service (ETSS)

20 June 2024

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for Special Education and Inclusion Hildegarde NaughtonTD have today announced the establishment of an Educational Therapy Support Service (ETSS).

The Educational Therapy Support Service (ETSS) will see the appointment, on a permanent basis, of occupational and speech and language therapists, as well as behaviour practitioners to the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Therapists will work with teachers in classrooms to collaboratively design and deliver educationally-relevant interventions for students with a range of needs. This will allow, for example, a teacher and an occupational therapist to explore opportunities to integrate more movement into learning to support regulation or for a speech and language therapist to model evidence-based vocabulary strategies in the classroom.


From Department of Education, Published on 20 June 2024

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