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An Overview of the Learning Profile of Children with Down Syndrome at the Primary School Stage Onsite Seminar

This seminar will support teachers, parents, SNAs and other professionals working with children with Down syndrome at primary school. The Specific Learning Needs or Learning Profile of the child will be outlined; and the implications learning will be discussed.

Facilitator: Fidelma Brady 

As Head of Primary & Post Primary Education with Down Syndrome Ireland, Fidelma supports parents of children and students with Down syndrome on their journey through primary, post primary and special schools.  She also provides support, information and advice for schools and teachers to assist them in the provision of appropriate education for children and students with Down syndrome. The development and delivery of seminars and webinars at regional and national level for parents and education professionals is also a key focus for Fidelma. A key component of the Member Support Team, she continues to research, collect and disseminate current information on the learning needs of students with Down syndrome, to include international methods of best practice and intervention strategies.  A primary teacher by profession and within that field, Fidelma has always had a great interest in special education – with a particular focus on Down syndrome. Over the years, she has been fortunate to have taught in many schools, large & small, urban & rural. This has given her a wide experience of the many issues facing children and students within the education system, particularly those with special educational needs.

Having undertaken many professional development courses over the years, she holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD); a Master’s Degree in Education (M.A.) and an Honours Diploma in Special Education, as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree (B.ED.). 


Fidelma can be contacted  by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Course Date 04-03-2024 3:30 pm
Course End Date 04-03-2024 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fidelma Brady
Number Hours 2
Location Monaghan Education Centre

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Armagh Road,
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