We work with students and families to plan the transition from primary to secondary school, focusing on needs, strengths and challenges, and communicating these in an Individual Transition Plan.
We help children and young people with special needs and disabilities to manage the transition to post-primary school, by building confidence, and developing resilience and coping strategies.
Young people who experience significant challenges in school, or who have special educational needs or disabilities, benefit from guidance and planning for life after school.
MyUniPlan is a personalised planning programme to assist with the transition from school to college or employment, including identification of needs and supports, and communicating these to colleges and employers.
MyUniPlan helps students to develop occupational skills, build on strengths, and make good choices for the future. We provide students and parents with expertise, resources, advice and information that is essential for a successful transition.
We have also published a practical guide and workbook for students and parents to use at home.
What We Offer
Personalised Transition Planning
We work with the student and their family to build an Individual Transition Plan that focuses on needs, abilities and aspirations for the future.
Assessment of strengths and challenges
We do this by assessing current strengths and challenges, and identifying actions that will help the student to achieve their goals. We provide guidance to ensure there is continual progress towards success.
We use activities that help students to: become self-aware and self-determined, explore technologies and study skills, manage daily living tasks, and make good choices for life after school.
We provide mentoring, advocacy and resource materials to assist with applying to the DARE scheme, managing new environments, and arranging supports in college or the workplace.
Browse our worksheets, guides and sample resources for parents and teachers.
Individual Transition Plan (Primary to Post-primary School) Sample
Transition Needs Assessment (Post-primary to College) Sample
MyUniPlan Sample Chapter Unit 1
MyUniPlan Unit 3 Resource: Thinking about Options
MyUniPlan Unit 6 Resource: Transition Tasks
MyUniPlan Transition to College Checklist
MyUniPlan Personal Transition Planning
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Who We Are
Dr. Alison Doyle has decades of experience in educational assessment and consultation, child development, counselling and guidance, and assistive technology solutions. Alison has worked with students with disabilities and special needs in primary, secondary and higher education in Ireland, Europe and internationally. Alison is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Psychological Society of Ireland, and the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS).
Alison has completed PhD research in Trinity College Dublin, investigating the transition journey of students with SEN and disabilities in Ireland. A full description of Alison's professional experience and qualifications is available at her LinkedIn profile.
Collaboration with students and their families is the cornerstone of her philosophy.
We have been using MyUniPlan with students and parents in 4th and 5th year. It is so useful to have a concrete resource to focus thinking on skills and activities, and to monitor progress. It has been particularly useful during Transition Year.
SEN Co-ordinator, Community School
A million thanks, this is just what I have been looking for. I cannot put into words the relief that finally I am getting somewhere regarding planning his education going forward. We have been working on the sheets. This book is an incredibly helpful tool for parents and I think it would be a great resource for teachers as well.
We are a family support group for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Alison has provided a number of evening workshops and seminars to our parents, including sessions on planning the transition from primary to secondary school, and from school to college or work. She has also provided great advice about the DARE scheme.
We met Dr. Doyle for a consultation about our son's transition to secondary school. Her experience and knowledge really helped to give us perspective on what is important and how we and the primary school can start to prepare him for the transition. She was also that rare quality in a professional - a good listener. She paid attention to our descriptions of our son and his challenges and responded with real, practical advice aimed at good long-term outcomes. I would not hesitate to recommend her practice and we will certainly be returning for more advice at key life stages over the coming years.
Let's start to build that plan.
You can contact us by calling 087 742 6260.
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