Helen Casey

Students whose special educational needs have been identified at interview or subsequently, are placed under the guidance of Helen Casey during their time at The Institute of Education. Helen meets with students on a one-to-one basis during their study periods and liaises with the individual subject teachers to monitor student’s progress, ensuring that they have access to the learning support they need. She works with dyslexic students and focuses on areas such as reading comprehension, written expression, organization, note taking and mind mapping skills. Helen also assists students who may have grounds for seeking ‘Reasonable Accommodations’ during their Leaving Certificate Examination. Students who are identified through psychological/psychiatric reports, copies of which must be supplied by parents, may be entitled to special dispensations or provisions in the Leaving Certificate examinations. These may include:

  • Reasonable Accommodations i.e. extra time, rest periods, scribe, use of computer
  • Language Exemptions i.e. Irish and other languages
  • D.A.R.E. Scheme Registration