A presentation outlining research based practical resources and strategies to assist school staff in reducing and managing behaviour that challenges in the classroom and wider school environment.
Edel Horan is an Advisor for the NCSE. Edel is a seconded primary school teacher from Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa J.N.S, Tallaght. Having completed a Bachelors of Education Degree in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Edel went on to obtain a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education, DCU. She is currently studying for a Higher Diploma in Psychology. Her current duties include the design and the provision of CPD for teachers in the area of challenging behaviour. In addition, she provides on-going support to teachers in the area of behavioural interventions and planning.
Elisha Foy is an Advisor with the NCSE. She is seconded from St Mark’s Special School in Newbridge. St Mark’s Special School caters for pupils with Mild General Learning Difficulty, many of whom have co-occurring and/or co-morbid diagnosis. Elisha initially completed a BA in Psychology, then completed her HDip in Ed, and has been teaching since 1999. She also attained a BA in English and a MEd SEN. She has worked with the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education as a lecturer and School Placement Supervisor. She also works as a lecturer in the School of Education, University College Dublin. Her lecture and research topics include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Challenging Behaviour, Teacher Training in SEN, Social Skills, Psychometric Testing and Dyslexia.
Elisha lives in Killeigh, Tullamore with her husband Derick and two young children Saoirse and Pádraig