Learning support services at Warwick Central State School are provided directly to students and their families through activities that directly relate to the student’s needs.
The learning support teacher’s role includes planning and implementation of programs for students with learning difficulties as well as consulting with teachers, parents, administrators and other support staff, including Guidance Officers, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists.
The learning support teacher uses school assessment results to help identified educational needs and then will work individually or in small groups, to achieve greater success in the classroom, for the student. A series of programs are developed and implemented, from specific ‘Key Learning Areas’. These work programs are delivered in a challenging and stimulating environment, with maximum support that encourages the student to work towards achievement goals.
Children who do not meet set benchmarks are provided with specific individual programs to support their educational development. This intervention is provided by the Learning Support Team, which may comprise of:
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Guidance officer
- Advisory visiting teachers for:
- Hearing impaired
- Visually impaired
- Physical impairment
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Parents can be assured that we go to great lengths to identify any strengths and weaknesses at an early stage. NAPLAN testing occurs nationally in May each year, and the results of this testing are used as part of a package of tools to identify the needs of the students.