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Students with Additional Needs

Students with Additional Needs

At Waraburra there are a variety of supportive programs that have been put in place for students who require additional help. The below list are programs that are currently available at Waraburra. Should you seek any additional information, please do not hesitate to call us.

XLR8: Aligned to the classroom curriculum, but it's focus is on what specific literacy needs a student may have.

Focus: Extension on basic reading, writing comprehension.

Engagement Teacher(s): Teachers to help encourage and engage students in their learning both in class and in small group settings. Designed to maximise learning and minimise disengagement of students from their learning.

Behaviour Support Teacher: Facilitation of case management meetings, student plans (Individual Behaviour Plans, Risk Assessment Management Plans), Sad, Mad and Bad process and ongoing communication with staff, students and the community.

Occupational Therapists: Occupational therapists are skilled professionals who work with students with disabilities to find the balance between what students want to do, need to do, and what they are required to do within the school setting. O.T's help people to become more independent and improve their ability to perform the daily operations of life such as studying, working and playing. They do this by enabling people to engage in meaningful occupations for health, wellbeing, achievement and life success.

Speech Therapists: Communication is essential for learning, literacy and numeracy development, interacting with others, participation in all class and school activities, and positive self-esteem. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide a service to a number of schools across a local area while being physically based at one school. Enquiries about the speech-language therapy service for a particular area can be addressed to the school principal, Head of Special Education Services, or Regional Senior Speech-Language Pathologist.

Physiotherapists: Physio's aim to help people develop their physical abilities and functional skills. They do this by assisting people to improve their posture and movement through intervention and support.

Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVT):  Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVTs) are teachers with specialist knowledge and skills, who support the access, participation and achievement of students with disability.

The department provides AVTs in the following disability areas to ensure schools have access to specialist disability knowledge to ensure students can access, participate and succeed at school:
  • hearing impairment
  • physical impairment
  • vision impairment

Autism Qld/Education Qld: Available to contact and provides support to us when required.