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Our teachers are responsible for planning and delivering educational programs for all students. To assist with this, they often call on advice and input from a range of therapists and specialists that are based at or visit our school.

Generally teachers consult with therapists to design learning experiences to meet specific needs of targeted students, however on occasions therapists will work directly with individual students and small groups. These services are provided through a prioritization process that is negotiated each term with the Principal and centered on meeting the changing needs of individual students and the school as a whole.

    

Our school has a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist – all on a part time basis. Our therapists support students in the achievement of specific IEP and educational goals.  They work collaboratively with school staff and families to provide input into both individual and group programs.

Therapists use a combination of assessment, consultation and professional development for school staff to support students programs.  Areas addressed include:

·         mobility
·         communication
·         self-care
·         physical fitness
·         mealtime management
·         literacy, numeracy
·         work skills
Our school is also supported by a Guidance Officer.  The role of the Guidance Officer is diverse in that they undertake a range of cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessments, provide advice to teachers and information to parents.  The Guidance Officer also plays a significant role in assisting students to move to/from our school.