​Simple Asessment Tests - Literacy and Numeracy - Updated May 2022

  • Schonell Reading Test - simple but effective standardised reading test that can be administered and scored in 15 minutes. Wordlist available for free download (Word format) from Seomra Ranga - here  and instructions and scoring sheet and reading ages - here.

  • Schonell Spelling Test - Download - Free Spelling Test - not diagnostic but quick to administer and provides a spelling age for pupil. Can also be administered to a group at the same time. Download has test, instructions, scoring and resultant spelling ages. It also has pupil sheet for test completion. 

  • First School Years Literacy Profile - a free pdf download that allows the teacher to record early reading progress starting with recognizing letter names and sounds on to reading 159 high frequency words - summary table also available.

  • Digipuzzle - an excellent free set of games to assist with revision of basics in a fun way for pupils with SEN.

  • Vocabulary Spelling City - some free games, most require payment. Ideal to encourage learning of Dolch words etc.

  • Free Graded Maths Assessment Tests - from English system, great guide for teachers new to Learning Support and provides accurate data ideal for planning individualised learning targets based on solid evidence.

  • Selection of Diagnostic Tests in use at St. Patrick's BNS - list provided by Mary Galvin, Deputy Principal in charge of SEN at the school - Word Format and PDF format

  • NCSE (National Council for Special Education) - huge resource for teachers of pupils with SEN and advice on many avenues of support available - the link provided here is directly to the Curriculum Support section. 

  • SESS Signposts - complete document in pdf format (27.6 mb) - very important tips for teachers at all stages dealing with pupils with SEN but especially for teachers starting out. 



MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE LIST OF PRIMARY SCHOOL WEBSITES

Full list of websites and resources for primary schools - from Mary Immaculate College of Education (SEN)

 

Google Chrome Extensions and Apps - Google App Store (all SEN)

  • Read and Write for Google Chrome - sign up for free is available for teachers - here

  • Google Dictionary - Brilliant (and free) add on that works with any website - making it easier for pupils to work independently

  • Voice Recognition - great app and extension that allows pupils to speak to laptop or ipad and have their words magically appear in Google Docs - quite accurate.

  • Open Dyslexic - great extension which allows all websites to be viewed with Open Dyslexic font - ideal for all dyslexics.

  • Select and Speak - Takes the place of Chrome Speak - reads any text on any website. 

Extensions for Microsoft Edge

  • Talkie - does the same job as Select and Speak. Right click to use on any website once installed.

  • Open Dyslexic - as Google Chrome

100 Word Challenge website 

Samples of 100 Word Challenge - Ireland

ISA/SNA COURSE

Full pdf of Resource Course for SEN 

ISA Course - Day 6 Resources

INTO Intouch Mag - Co-operative Games

Download ideas sheet for use with parachute

PDST Links to Cooperative Games

Videos of Co-operative Games for Kids on YouTube and also here

Download super pdf (27 pages) explaining how Parachute Games are excellent in so many situations.