The goal of the Learning Support Service is to ensure that no student or apprentice with a disability experiences an educational disadvantage in accessing, fully participating in and benefiting from, educational opportunities at DIT. The Learning Support Service, from a student-centred ethos, aims to foster the wellbeing of the student, while operating in a caring and responsive environment.
The Learning Support Team aim to nurture and encourage the individual and academic development of the student or apprentice, while embracing diversity, empowering the student, and enabling them to reach their full potential.
This service is delivered in the form of student registration, supports based on assessed needs, and where applicable, the provision of personal assistants, Irish Sign Language Interpreters, Note-Takers and electronic intervention e.g. loop systems.
Best practice for learning support is based on DAWN (Disability Advisors Working Network) Guidelines and knowledge from research shared at Irish and International Conferences.
Individual and Group Support:
Learning Styles, Note-Taking, Essay Writing, Referencing, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Support for engaging successfully in Group Work, Mind Maps, Dissertation Support, Examination and Revision Skills, Apps for Learning (Co-facilitated with AT) and more.
From time to time during the academic year, our Learning Support Officers will run valuable learning support seminars. All students registered with the Disability Support Services will be notified when these seminars will be held.