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People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Employs special education strategies and techniques during instruction to improve student learning.


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Padraig Parle
Teacher - Special Needs  
Padraig Parle is working as a Special Needs Teacher in the Catherine McAuley school in Dublin.  He did a BA in Fine Art from DIT and followed this with a  H. DIP in Primary Education from the Froebel College of Education in Blackrock.  He teaches a class of nine children with a learning disabiltiy in the area of reading.
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Deirdre Sayers
Primary School Teacher  

Deirdre Sayers is a National School Teacher working in Scoil Naomh Eoin, Baiste, Listóil, Co Chiarraí. She did a  B.Ed degree in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. Her degree was in Education, Irish, Philosophy and History. She holds a post of responsibility in the school and teaches throughout the medium of Irish.

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Paul Galvan
Resource Teacher  

Paul Galvan is a Resource Teacher working in the Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge, Co Kildare. He decided to study for a B.A Honours in Geography and French following his Leaving Cert, as these were subject that he had a great interest in.  He was then eligible to study for the H. Dip in Education, which he carried out in NUI Maynooth .

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Brian Cadigan
Primary School Teacher  
Brian Cadigan works as a National School Teacher at Scoil San Treasa in Dublin. He completed a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He is a committed teacher and is involved in sports training alongside his classroom work. His school camogie and hurling teams reached four Cumann na mBunscoil finals and won two of them.
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Learning Support or resource teachers help young people to cope with and overcome problems that arise because of sensory impairments, limited physical mobility and behavioural, emotional or learning difficulties. They encourage students to develop self-confidence and independence, and to reach their potential. This means that teachers need to adapt the National Curriculum and conventional teaching methods to meet individual needs. Teachers may also use audio-visual materials and computers to stimulate interest and learning.  
 
Students with learning difficulties may need only temporary help to catch up on ordinary schoolwork. Students with emotional or behavioural problems may need help in expressing their emotions constructively; a process that may need short-term or long-term help from a specialist teacher. They may also liaise with other professionals; social workers, speech and language therapy.  
 
Students with permanent/long-term disabilities may need to learn special skills so they can live as full a life as possible. This may require specialist equipment and techniques. Teachers may teach Braille to students with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments. Severely disabled students may have to be taught basic social skills.  
 
Many students with special educational needs are taught in mainstream schools alongside other students. In mainstream schools, special educational needs students may be taught in a learning support department, a special unit attached to the school, or in ordinary lessons with the help of a special needs assistant or support teacher. Students are normally taught in small groups or individually.  
There are special schools for students whose needs are too severe or complex for mainstream schools to meet. Some teachers visit students in a number of schools and/or at home. Other teachers work in hospitals or private residential schools. Teachers work closely with parents and guardians, offering advice and guidance. They also attend meetings with other teachers and medical specialists. There are administrative duties as well, such as keeping detailed records of students' progress.

 


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Teaching young people with special educational needs can be physically and emotionally demanding, and requires a mature personality. As a teacher, you need to be creative, friendly, caring, optimistic and adaptable. Good communication skills, tact and patience are important, so you can establish a good working relationship with your students. However, not all students will respond positively so you will need to use discipline to maintain order.


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Organisation: Department of Education and Skills
  Address: Marlborough St, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 889 6400
  Email: info@education.gov.ie
  Url www.education.ie
   

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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
  Email: info@publicjobs.ie
  Url www.publicjobs.ie
   

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Organisation: Irish National Teachers Organisation
  Address: 35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 804 7700 / LoCall 1850 708708
  Email:
  Url www.into.ie
   

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Organisation: National Council for Special Education
  Address: 1-2 Mill St, Trim, Co. Meath
  Tel: (046) 9486400
  Email: info@ncse.ie
  Url www.ncse.ie
   

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Organisation: Department of Education and Skills
  Address: Marlborough St, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 889 6400
  Email: info@education.gov.ie
  Url www.education.ie
   

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Organisation: Special Education Support Service (SESS)
  Address: c/o Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork
  Tel: (021) 425 4241
  Email: info@sess.ie
  Url www.sess.ie
   


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