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Early Intervention Groups

DSCNE runs three types of early intervention play and activity groups for:

1) Parent and toddlers

2) Preschoolers

3) School Readiness


The classes are run by Louise, our Early Intervention Teacher. Louise has worked with children with Additional Needs for over 10 years. She has a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is PEC’S trained. She also is a Lámh Family Tutor and is registered with the Teaching Council and Garda Vetted. Every group is assisted by Kathy, our dedicated support worker.

Early Intervention and School Readiness Groups

Early Intervention and School Readiness is for children aged approx. 2.5 - 6 years of age. Each session is 2-hours. Parents drop children off and can watch and listen to the session from the viewing room. This group is aimed at promoting preschool and school readiness. Children are grouped by ability after an initial assessment. Groups consist of 3-4 children per group. Cost works out at €15 per session, term commitment required.

A Typical Session involves...

Arrival/ settle in:

  • Coats off and hung up

  • Free play

Circle time:

  • Greetings

  • Nursery rhymes (using Lámh)

  • Language activities (

  • Maths activities (Numicon)

Structured Play:

  • Sensory (sand/water)

  • Toy play

  • Arts + crafts

  • Fine motor


Oral and Gross Motor Activities:

  • O.T Equipment

  • Imitation

Home time:

  • Coats on + Goodbyes



For more information on our early intervention classes or to book your child into a class with DSCNE please contact us.

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