Reports arising from the research programme are published on our website once completed and signed off by the Council. The NCSE funds the research but responsibility for it, including any errors or omissions, remains with the authors. The views and opinions contained in such reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Council.
The following NCSE Research Reports are available to download:
Moving to Further and Higher Education: An Exploration of the Experiences of Students with Special Educational Needs
Authors: Conor Mc Guckin, Michael Shevlin, Sheena Bell and Cristina Devecchi
Download NCSE Research Report No 14
Continuum of Education Provision for
children with Special Educational Needs, Review of International Policies and
Authors: Jonathan Rix, Kieron Sheehy, Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Martin Crisp and Amanda Harper
Download NCSE Research Report No. 13
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A Study of Transition from Primary to Post-primary School for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Yvonne Barnes-Holmes, Geraldine Scanlon, Deirdre Desmond, Michael Shevlin and Nigel Vahey
Download NCSE Research Report No. 12
Measuring Educational Engagement, Progress and Outcomes for Children with Special Educational Needs (2012)
Authors: Graeme Douglas, Joseph Travers, Mike McLinden, Christopher Robertson, Emma Smith, Natasha Macnab, Steve Powers, Karen Guldberg, Anne McGough, Margaret O’Donnell and Penny Lacey
Download NCSE Research Report No. 11
A Study on the Prevalence of Special Educational Needs
Authors: Joanne Banks and Selina McCoy
Download to NCSE Research Report No. 9
Access to the curriculum among young pupils with special educational needs in mainstream classes at primary school
Authors: Jean Ware, Cathal Butler, Christopher Robertson, Margaret O'Donnell and Magi Gould
Download NCSE Research Report No 8
An Inventory of Research and Policy Related Publications in the Field of Special Education (2011)
Authors: Joseph Travers, Cathal Butler and Margaret O’Donnell
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An International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Children with Emotional Disturbance/Behavioural Difficulties
Authors:Paul Cooper and Barbara Jacobs
Download NCSE Research Report No 7
A National Survey of Parental Attitudes to and Experiences of Local and National Special Education Services
Authors: David Armstrong, Gillian Kane, Gillian O’Sullivan and Maura Kelly
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Procedures used to Diagnose a Disability and to Assess Special Educational Needs: An International Review
Authors: Professor Geoff Lindsay and Dr. Martin Desforges
Download NCSE Research Report No 5.
Literature Review on the Principles and Practices Relating to Inclusive Education for Children with Special Educational Needs
Authors: Eileen Winter and Paul O' Raw
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Research Report on the Role of Special Schools and Classes in Ireland
Authors: Dr Jean Ware, Tish Balfe, Cathal Butler, Thérèse Day, Maeve Dupont, Catherine Harten, Ann-Marie Farrell, Rory McDaid, Margaret O’Riordan, Anita Prunty and Joe Travers
Download NCSE Research Report No 4
International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Children
Author: Graeme Douglas, Steve McCall, Mike McLinden, Sue Pavey, Jean Ware and Ann Marie Farrell
Download NCSE Research Report No 3
International Review of the Literature of Evidence of Best Practice Provision in the Education of Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Sarah Parsons, Karen Guldberg, Andrea MacLeod, Glenys Jones, Anita Prunty and Tish Balfe
Download NCSE Research Report No 2
Evidence of Best Practice Models and Outcomes in the Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children: An International Review
Authors: Marc Marschark and Patricia Spencer
Download NCSE Research Report No 1