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Mrs Gillian Beck
M.Ed, B.E.d

Lecturer/ SEN and Inclusion
Education
Building: Central Building
Room: M213
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 296

email: g.beck@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       Recently appointed to this post for 3 years, I have been a teaching SENCo working with pupils with a wide range of SEN for 11 years. I have developed a range of support programmes, with an emphasis on enhancing teacher and classroom assistant skills and knowledge within schools in order to promote Inclusive Practice.
       As a result of this I have also become involved in the promotion of Gifted and Talented provision and establishing cross-sector links.
       Another role is in CPD and facilitation of Outstanding and Developing Teaching Programmes(OLEVI), NICIE workshops and as part of the Capacity Building Programme for the DENI/ETI.

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             As a result of initiatives I have set in place, I have been a guest speaker on M.Ed modules and have lectured on the B.Ed programmes on ASD and Sensory Processing difficulties since 2007.


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Beck, G and Mc Murray, S (2010) Addressing Sensory Need: An evaluation of an individual programme of intervention for pupils diagnosed as having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in a mainstream primary school. ISEC Conference Paper. Belfast.
      
Research Interests
             SEN and Inclusion/ Gifted and Talented

Responsibilities

       Year 4 Modules:
       ASD AND SENSORY ISSUES
       Addressing difficulties in Literacy Development

External Interests / Community Service

       I am actively involved in youth work in my local church.