Is your child having difficulties in school?

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

When a student is struggling in school, parents may wonder what can be done. Edward Joyce, an educational psychologist who holds masters degrees in psychology and education, has worked with students at primary, post-primary, and third level, and students who have severe difficulties in reading and mathematics.

Mr Joyce was principal of St Anne’s School, Taylor’s Hill, which is an integral part of CAMHS West. He did in-depth assessments of children and adolescents with psychiatric, social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties, and developed programmes tailored to their learning styles and educational needs. He then joined the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), and worked in Galway city and county: his work on the Aran Islands and in north Galway was done through Irish. He now works with children, adolescents, and adults who have ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dyspraxia, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, speech and language disorders; and Leaving Certificate students seeking eligibility for the DARE programme; and with third level students seeking access to the student disability services.

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A world-class education for your child

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

At your local Galway City West Study Centre, Kumon offers individualised maths and English study programmes which are tailored to all ages and abilities. Established for more than 50 years, the Kumon programmes enable children to develop their study skills and confidently tackle advanced work.

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Leaving and Junior Cert preparation courses for Spanish

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

The Spanish Institute will be offering specialised Leaving and Junior Certificate exam preparation courses beginning on May 1. The five week course provides five hours of intensive study with a qualified, native Spanish teacher for just €50. Group sizes are limited to 10 students per class in order to ensure one-to-one attention for each student.

The Spanish Institute study centre is equipped with state of the art teaching technology and is situated on Dominick Street in the centre of the city. Leaving Certificate classes are scheduled to take place on Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, and Junior Certificate classes will take place at the same times on Thursdays.

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Grow and learn in Westside

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Everyone is welcome to Rahoon Family Centre’s open day on Thursday April 17. Drop in and see the work of the pre- schoolers right through to the youth groups — on the day the centre will showcase their art and craft, cookery skills, project work, computer skills, and much more.

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Upskill with a qualification in payroll

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

In today’s economic climate many businesses require additional office skills from prospective employees. A working knowledge of the Irish payroll system is an excellent skill to acquire.

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Learn Spanish in northern Spain

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Established in Asturias, northern Spain, in 2001, GoEuroLanguage offers Spanish language programmes to Galway students. One of the co-founders is a native of Galway, where the company runs English courses for Spanish students, and the other co-founder is a native of Avilés where it runs summer course for Irish students.

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Learn the art of beauty make-up, and the intricacies of prosthetics with the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry spans more than 30 years. The school’s trainers are all highly skilled with many years experience in the industry and are eager to share their knowledge with the students.

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Galway Study Centre Easter revision courses

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

A limited number of places remain on the Leaving and Junior Cert Easter revision classes which will be held at the Galway Study Centre during the Easter holidays. Leaving Cert courses start next Monday, April 14, and continue until Friday April 18, while Junior Cert courses commence from the following week, starting on Tuesday April 22. Teachers will concentrate on key topical areas in each subject and there will be constant emphasis on exam techniques. All classes will be backed up by comprehensive study and revision notes. A wide choice of subjects and times is on offer.

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GMIT rolls out new video conferencing service between secondary schools and GMIT

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

GMIT has launched a new online talks service linking GMIT campuses and secondary schools across the country using the latest hi-definition video conferencing systems and an online learning software tool.

GMIT is one of the first institutes of technology to roll out this new service, which enables the institute to communicate directly and more frequently in real time with secondary school students and their teachers, exchanging information about GMIT programmes, CAO options, student life, innovation on campus, career paths, and a range of discipline talks and school projects.

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IIHCS appointed test centre for key Mandarin language exams

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

The Irish International Hotel and Catering School has announced that it has been appointed by the Confucius Institute in UCC as a test centre for the YCT and HSK exams (Mandarin language exams administrated by Hanban the cultural department of the Chinese government).

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Learn the art of beauty make-up, and the intricacies of prosthetics, with the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 30 years, specialising in make-up artistry. The school’s trainers are all highly skilled with many years’ experience in the industry and are eager to share their knowledge with all the students.

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New Spanish classes starting soon at the Spanish Institute

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

The spring term at The Spanish Institute starts on April 29 and will offer a variety of Spanish classes for beginner, improver, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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Bodhran courses in the city centre

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Most households around the country have an old bodhran lying around in a closet somewhere or hanging on a wall, but most people do not know how to play it.

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Natural medicine event at Evergreen

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Natural medicine is becoming more and more popular as people seek to have greater control of their health. It is a patient- centred model of care whichpromotesself responsibility when it comes to our wellbeing. The public have become increasingly aware of the connection between wellness and nutrition and increasingly opt for a drug free approach or an integrative approach to prevent, stabilise, and reverse disease processes.

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Learn Spanish in northern Spain

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Established in Asturias, northern Spain, in 2001, GoEuroLanguage offers Spanish language programmes to Galway students. One of the co- founders is a native of Galway, where the company runs English courses for Spanish students, and the other co- founder is a native of Avilés where it runs summer course for Irish students.

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New mindfulness course

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

If you are affected by stress, anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, try mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). This intensive eight week course can transform your relationship with stress, improve your health, and increase your enjoyment of life. The next course begins in Knocknacarra on Tuesday evenings from April 15. There will also be a day-long introduction to mindfulness on April 27.

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Childhood learning difficulties just do not disappear

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Welcome to the April 2014 article on our brain and what can affect its function.Frequent childhood ear infections make language and speech muffled and this is whatchildrenhear, process, sequence (put in order), and memorise, resulting in stored nonsense. So when a teacher asks a question, a child will give a completelydifferent answer to the question that was asked.

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