Personalised learning

Siobhan’s IEP is devised in collaboration between her parents, her class teacher, the SNAs and any relevant therapists. The IEP is devised at the beginning of the academic year and is reviewed on a termly basis.

The IEP identifies Siobhan’s strengths, needs, interests and talents and forms the basis of creating a personalised learning programme that is relevant, meaningful and motivating.

The IEP is a collaborative and student-centred document and there are planned opportunities for Siobhan to make a contribution to her IEP and to express her ideas and opinions and to reflect on her progress.

 

 

 

Summary of Siobhan’s IEP targets

Communication, language and literacy

  • Speaking appropriately for a variety of purposes
  • Demonstrating attentiveness as a listener
  • Using non-verbal behaviour
  • Reading to obtain basic information
  • Using written forms to express opinion
  • Using expressive arts to communicate

 

Numeracy

  • Managing money
  • Awareness of number
  • Using a calculator
  • Awareness of time
  • Spatial awareness
  • Awareness of temperature
  • Awareness of weight and capacity

 

Personal care and wellbeing

  • Making personal decisions
  • Sexuality
  • Stress management
  • Develop good daily personal care
  • Knowing how to stay safe

 

Being part of a community

  • Make choices when using local facilities e.g. local cafes
  • Express contentment in the company of others

 

The arts

  • Participate in creating art work based on real or imagined stimuli—Create a poster for the Christmas coffee morning
  • Work independently and/or collaboratively to produce a piece of art work

 

Physical education

  • Move whole or parts of body creatively in response to stimuli 
  • Develop awareness of pathways and direction of movement

 

 

 

 

Overview of Siobhan’s learning programme

 

Priority Learning unit (PLU)

Elements

Junior cycle subjects/school activities

PLU 1: Communication, language and literacy

 

Developing communicative relationships

 

English and all subjects

PLU 2: Numeracy

 

Developing number sense

 

Maths, home economics and all subjects

PLU 3: Personal care and wellbeing

 

Personal care and hygiene

SPHE, PE, home economics and all subjects

PLU 4: Being part of a community

 

Using local facilities

 

 

SPHE, SESS, English, mathematics

PLU 5: The arts

 

Visual arts

Music, drama, visual arts

PLU 6: Physical education

 

Creative movement (dance)

 

SPHE, SESS