Spina bifida is a defect in the spinal column in which one or more vertebrae fail to form properly, leaving a gap that can result in damage to the central nervous system. Pupils with spina bifida may have co-ordination and perception difficulties that will affect his/her learning. Short-term memory, speech and vision difficulties may also be present. However, one must remember that wide variations exist with regard to the needs of each individual student. This course will examine the role of the SNA in supporting pupils with spinabifida in the school and in the classroom.
Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tutor: Miriam Colum C
Course Code: 16LC47
Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre