Children with special needs
Children with educational problems are of course, initially assisted by their classroom teachers. Should a higher level of help be needed, the child may receive instruction from the learning support team.
Our learning support team consists of a Learning Support Teacher, Special Needs Teacher, three teacher aides as well as visiting Specialists which include Guidance Officers, Speech Language Pathologists and Advisory Visiting Teachers. These resources are time limited and often parents may be given home programs.
All students who require assistance from our learning support team are discussed at a learning support team meeting. At this meeting, the most appropriate form of intervention is discussed and a plan is developed. Parents are informed as soon as their child has been identified and are encouraged to meet with the support team.
Students with disabilities
Education Queensland recognizes 6 categories of disability – Intellectual Impairment, Visual Impairment, Physical Impairment, Hearing Impairment and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Students move through diagnosis, verification and Education Adjustment Profiling before they are formally recognized and resourced as a 'Student with a Disability' (SWD). The Warwick Central State School Special Education Program directly supports all students with a diagnosed disability.
Students with disabilities are catered for within the school, through individual education support plans that target specific goals for the semester or school year. These plans are reviewed on a regular basis to help target the needs of the student, as they progress through their school years. At Warwick Central State School, we value the input of all concerned parties when preparing these programs, in an effort to provide a quality, individualised teaching program, for all students.
Support can take many forms and is developed based on the individual students needs. Below are some of the ways in which the Special Education Teacher (SET) supports students to ensure their engagement and wellbeing in an inclusive school environment.
Specific programs students may be withdrawn from class to participate in are: