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DIT Disability Support Service 
Sylvia Mooney 
September 2014 
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Main aim 
1. Learning support sessions – 
assist students to use appropriate 
academic skills to increase their 
success ...
2. Provide both individual and 
group support in academic skills. 
3
Process: 
◦ Each student is required to enrol 
with the Disability Support Service 
(DSS), 
an Individual needs assessme...
After your Needs-Assessment, you 
will be required to: 
◦ attend a follow up meeting with your 
Learning Support Officer ...
To provide guidance on how to 
develop and utilise your specific 
learning strengths to help you study 
more efficiently ...
To introduce you to effective 
strategies and techniques which will 
improve your individual learning 
experience 
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To enable students to: 
◦ monitor their own learning and 
become independent learners 
◦ to participate in the full class...
 Learning Support provides both individual and 
group support in academic skills such as: 
◦ Organisation and time manage...
It is not: 
◦ A proofreading service 
◦Not subject content focused 
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Learning Support Officers: 
◦Endeavour to meet students in a 
timely manner 
◦Follow policies and procedures of 
the Disa...
The Learning Support Officers follow 
AHEAD and DAWN guidelines in the 
interest of best practice when 
supporting studen...
Also: 
Consider Assistive Technology to 
support your learning 
May collaborate with teaching staff to 
enhance the stud...
Develop Training modules for Staff of 
DIT: 
◦ Disability awareness 
◦ Inclusive teaching and learning 
strategies 
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Conclusion 
Learning support is here to help you 
develop as an independent learner 
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To contact the relevant learning 
support office please check your DSS 
Student Handbook for details. 
We look forward t...
Questions? 
Good luck in your studies! 
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 Helen Carroll – Bolton Street. Contact: 
helen.carroll@dit.ie 
 Ursula Halpin – Aungier Street. Contact: 
learningsuppo...
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  1. 1. DIT Disability Support Service Sylvia Mooney September 2014 1
  2. 2. Main aim 1. Learning support sessions – assist students to use appropriate academic skills to increase their success in third level education. 2
  3. 3. 2. Provide both individual and group support in academic skills. 3
  4. 4. Process: ◦ Each student is required to enrol with the Disability Support Service (DSS), an Individual needs assessment is recorded. 4
  5. 5. After your Needs-Assessment, you will be required to: ◦ attend a follow up meeting with your Learning Support Officer during the first term. 5
  6. 6. To provide guidance on how to develop and utilise your specific learning strengths to help you study more efficiently and independently 6
  7. 7. To introduce you to effective strategies and techniques which will improve your individual learning experience 7
  8. 8. To enable students to: ◦ monitor their own learning and become independent learners ◦ to participate in the full classroom experience 8
  9. 9.  Learning Support provides both individual and group support in academic skills such as: ◦ Organisation and time management skills ◦ Note-taking skills ◦ Effective Reading Strategies ◦ Writing skills for third level ◦ Exam Strategies and revision skills ◦ Specialist tuition in Reading, Spelling and Grammar 9
  10. 10. It is not: ◦ A proofreading service ◦Not subject content focused 10
  11. 11. Learning Support Officers: ◦Endeavour to meet students in a timely manner ◦Follow policies and procedures of the Disability Support Service 11
  12. 12. The Learning Support Officers follow AHEAD and DAWN guidelines in the interest of best practice when supporting students. 12
  13. 13. Also: Consider Assistive Technology to support your learning May collaborate with teaching staff to enhance the student experience. 13
  14. 14. Develop Training modules for Staff of DIT: ◦ Disability awareness ◦ Inclusive teaching and learning strategies 14
  15. 15. Conclusion Learning support is here to help you develop as an independent learner 15
  16. 16. To contact the relevant learning support office please check your DSS Student Handbook for details. We look forward to meeting and working with you during your time in DIT. 16
  17. 17. Questions? Good luck in your studies! 17
  18. 18.  Helen Carroll – Bolton Street. Contact: helen.carroll@dit.ie  Ursula Halpin – Aungier Street. Contact: learningsupport.ast@dit.ie  Geraldine McCorkell – Cathal Brugha Street & Grangegorman. Contact: geraldine.mccorkell@dit.ie  Sylvia Mooney - Kevin Street, Rathmines & BIMM. Contact: sylvia.mooney@dit.ie 18

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