Burrenview Child Development Centre
Burrenview CDC provides an educational service to children with complex learning and physical disabilities, from 3 to 5 years of age. The duration of a child’s placement is based on an assessment of their needs. When a joint placement with a child’s local mainstream preschool is indicated as the most suitable, we will endeavour to support families for this to happen.
Each child has an ‘Individual Education Plan’ (IEP) and Personal Outcomes goals. Goals are drawn up based on their present abilities, the wishes of the family, and learning objectives. The children who attend Burrenview all have some level of physical disability, either due to their diagnosis or their developmental delay; therefore, physiotherapy is a large part of the children’s daily programme.
Other programme areas covered are cognitive skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language and communication skills, social skills, play skills, interpersonal & personal skills and self-help skills. A typical day is from 9.30am-2pm.
Families have opportunities to meet with members of the multidisciplinary team, and the child’s learning objectives are reviewed and updated in the course of the year.
We aim to encourage inclusion and participation at all levels within Burrenview, not only from parents and family members, but also from the wider community.
Located on Ballymoneen Road, Galway, Burrenview CDC has been in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills since September 2009 and is now under the joint management of the Brothers of Charity Services and the Department of Education and Skills.
For further information contact:
Team Leader: Helen Mulroy