Dáil Éireann - Volume 585 - 18 May, 2004

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

  204. Mr. Hayes asked the Minister for Education and Science if funding will be provided to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary for classes for dyslexic children. [14436/04]

  Mr. N. Dempsey:The position is that in late 2002 my Department’s inspectorate recommended against the establishment of a special class for specific learning disability for the school in question, as the reports on the children concerned indicated that they did not meet the criteria laid down in my Department’s circulars. However, I have asked the Inspectorate to investigate the current need for the establishment of the classes referred to by the Deputy.