“A community that embraces children with all abilities is one that celebrates and respects how unique we all are”

Hello there,

My name is Silvia Angel. I am an early intervention specialist, event speaker, creator of The CIRCLE Programme, a Lámh tutor, and a mother of two boys, one with autism.

Through my work, talks, and courses, I promote values of inclusion and acceptance so that children with disabilities can grow and become full participants within their families and communities.

A community that embraces children with all abilities is one that celebrates and respects how unique we all are.

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The Circle
Programme

Free
Webinars

Lámh Courses
& Tuition

Conferences
& Events

The Circle Programme

The CIRCLE Programme is an online course that I have developed based on years of working as an early intervention specialist, supporting teachers to make classrooms inclusive for children with special needs.

It includes everything teachers need to know, do, and understand in order to adapt activities so that all children can be active participants in the classroom.

My aim is to help teachers to feel informed, confident, and well equipped without the stress and endless hours of planning, preparing and creating resources.

The CIRCLE programme is delivered in 4 modules, with activities to help you find the best strategies for your students. It includes printable plans, picture schedules, symbols and choice boards ready for you to use.

Find out more information about The CIRCLE Programme and the new starting dates.

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Nora Connolly

Primary Teacher
Ballygarvan National
School,
Ballygarvan, Co. Cork.

“I Really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to teachers and SNAs. Very practical advice from Silvia loved her enthusiasm”

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Claire Duffy

Special Education Teacher
Scoil Iosagain,
Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

“The course provided practical ideas for how to structure group work to make it successful for everyone. Silvia is a professional and well-organised communicator with a clear depth of experience.”

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Hannah McGee

Preschool Teacher
Tower View Montessori,
Lusk, Co. Dublin.

“For the first time this year, we had a child with additional needs…
It was a very good course and I would recommend it for all pre-schools.”

Hannah McGee

Preschool Teacher
Tower View Montessori,
Lusk, Co. Dublin.

“For the first time this year, we had a child with additional needs. This training will help us a lot with how to include our student in circle time and other activities.
It was a very good course and I would recommend it for all pre-schools.”

Claire Duffy

Special Education Teacher
Scoil Iosagain,
Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

“The course provided practical ideas for how to structure group work to make it successful for everyone. Silvia is a professional and well-organised communicator with a clear depth of experience.”

Nora Connolly

Primary Teacher
Ballygarvan National School,
Ballygarvan, Co. Cork.

“I Really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to teachers and SNAs. Very practical advice from Silvia loved her enthusiasm”

My free webinars

I run regular free webinars for teachers, families and other professionals working with children with additional needs.

These events provide practical and up to date information on a wide range of topics so that families and educators can continue supporting children develop to their full potential.

Learn about my upcoming webinars or watch previous ones by clicking the link below.

Webinar

How to support children with special needs going back to schools & pre-schools this September.

Thursday 25th June (7pm – 7.45pm)

Conferences and speaking events

Being a professional and a mother of a child with special needs has given me a unique perspective, where I can see issues from both sides of the fence.

My experience in parenting a child with autism and receiving clinical services has influenced how I work with families today.

In my talks to professionals and organisations, I share what changes I have made in my own professional practise in order to become more family centred.

In my conferences and workshops to professionals, I invite attendees to revise their own work and service delivery and together formulate changes that will promote stronger partnerships between service providers and families.

If you want me to visit your organisation contact me here.

Special Needs Parents Association Of Ireland

“Standing ovation for the powerful take-home messages for therapists working with families.”

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National Children's Programme Oversight Group

“She struck a powerful chord with every attendee.”

National Federation Of Voluntary Bodies Of Ireland

“A particular highlight was the moving and honest presentation by Silvia Segales-Angel.”

Special Needs Parents Association Of Ireland

“Standing ovation for the powerful take-home messages for therapists working with families.”

National Children's Programme Oversight Group

“She struck a powerful chord with every attendee.”

National Federation Of Voluntary Bodies Of Ireland

“A particular highlight was the moving and honest presentation by Silvia Segales-Angel.”

Lámh Courses & Tuition

Give someone a voice.
Communicate with Lámh.

Lámh is a manual hand sign language system used by children with intellectual disabilities and communication difficulties in Ireland.

Today, many children with special needs use Lámh successfully at home, school and in the community.

Want to communicate with people using Lámh?
Have a student who uses Lámh?
Planning to implement Lámh in your organisation?
Want to use signs with your child?
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Amanda Allen

ASD Unit Teacher, Ravenswell School. Bray. Co. Wicklow

“Silvia was extremely helpful. We want to introduce more Lámh in our ASD classroom. Her ideas for implementing Lámh were excellent.”

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Niamh O'Toole

Teacher, Balbriggan Educate Together N.S. Co. Dublin

“This training was extremely practical. Silvia was very charismatic, easy to listen to, extremely knowledgeable and her experience shone throughout…”

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Jurgita Valatkiene

Mother, Kilkenny

“My daughter started using some signs at home just a few days after. You made my puzzle come more to one piece.”

Amanda Allen

ASD Unit Teacher, Ravenswell School. Bray. Co. Wicklow.

“Silvia was extremely helpful. We want to introduce more Lámh in our ASD classroom. Her ideas for implementing Lámh were excellent.”

Niamh O'Toole

Teacher, Balbriggan Educate Together N.S. Co. Dublin

“This training was extremely practical. Silvia was very charismatic, easy to listen to, extremely knowledgeable and her experience shone throughout.”

Jurgita Valatkiene

Mother, Kilkenny

“My daughter started using some signs at home just a few days after. You made my puzzle come more to one piece.”

Over the past few years, my courses and training programs have helped many teachers, pre-school teachers and SNS’s help children to be more inclusive in the community.

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Early Intervention Specialist & A Mother Of A Boy With Autism

Silvia Angel is an early intervention specialist working with teachers and parents of children with special needs to create a community that embraces children with all abilities.

Join me on my journey

My ultimate goal is to help teachers around the world who want to open their classrooms to children with additional needs. Over the last 18 years, I have worked with hundreds of teachers and supported many children with special needs in their community, pre-schools and schools. I have not only witnessed the challenges, but the powerful transformations achieved when schools open their doors and hearts to children with all abilities.

A community that embraces children with all abilities, is one that celebrates and respects how unique we all are!