Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 01 March, 2007

Written Answers. - Departmental Correspondence.

Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will respond to the issues raised in correspondence (details supplied) to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8112/07]

  Ms Hanafin: The Deputy will be aware that the National Council for Special Education, through the local special educational needs organiser (SENO), is responsible for processing applications from schools for special needs supports such as resource teaching and special needs assistant support on the basis of applications in respect of individual pupils. The SENO is also a focal point of contact for parents and schools.

I can confirm that applications for resource teaching support in respect of the children in question have been received by the local SENO. These applications are currently being considered and the SENO will convey a decision to the school authorities shortly.