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Inclusive Education - Student Learning Support

If parents/caregivers have concerns about their child’s development, learning progression, social interactions or behaviour there are a number of different resources that can be accessed:

  • Hearing and vision:  GP, Optometrist, Adelaide Hearing Service-
  • Reading and tracking: Behavioural Optometrist
  • Sensory issues and motor skills: Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and language: Speech Pathologist
  • Behavioural: Psychologist, Child Development Unit, Autism SA

Child Development Unit (CDU)

Child Development Unit Website

The CDU provides a team approach to the assessment and management of children whose development is of concern in two or more areas and to provide support to their families.

Developmental assessment of children with two or more difficulties such as:

  • slow development
  • speech and language problems
  • problems with their physical activities
  • forming friendships with other children
  • sensory processing

Autism SA

Autism SA aims to improve life outcomes for people with ASD by providing and facilitating the very best information, connections, expertise, education, services, support and a strong representative voice for people in our community.

Autism SA Website

GP (Your local doctor)

Through the GP parents/caregivers may be able to access support in a number of ways:

  • A Mental Health Care Plan: Patients receive up to 10 services per calendar year. Rebates under this plan are only available for Occupational Therapy or Psychology sessions where the child is present.
  • Rebates may be available for clients with “Sensory Processing Disorder” (SPD) related to - anxiety, struggle coping with school, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, other behavioural issues, anger management, attention, sleep and self-esteem issues. 
  • Chronic Disease Plan-which can be developed to support such conditions as Asthma and diabetes.

At Magill School teachers monitor students through the collection of data and information from a number of different sources:

  • SPAR Test
  • Running Records
  • Lexile Levels
  • Record of Oral Language
  • PAT Maths & PAT R results
  • EALD Levels
  • Teacher data
  • Anecdotal observations
  • Private Assessments
  • Special Needs checklists

Teachers use assessments and the analysis of data to identify students requiring additional support. These students are referred to the Student Review Team. The Student Review Team meets twice a term and has representatives from leadership, early, middle and primary years.

The Student Review Team will help monitor student progress and make recommendations of additional learning support, such as:

  • Close monitoring
  • Additional school support
  • Inclusion of students in intervention programs
  • Recommendations to parents to access outside agencies
  • External referrals-speech, psychologist

If the Student Review Team suggests a formal referral. Parents will be contacted and referral forms completed to allow for the sharing of student information across agencies. Leadership will then have a pre referral discussion with external support services and provide supporting data on the student. If it is deemed appropriate a referral will then be made to Speech pathologist or psychologist. These support services then will carry out an assessment which could result in one of the following supports being in placed:

Individual Learning Plan (One Plan)

Students who have been diagnosed with a disability or learning difficulty requiring significant adjustments will have an individualised learning plan.

These plans are reviewed annually together with the Special Education facilitator, class teacher and the parent/caregiver. The purpose of the plan is to support access, participation and achievement in the curriculum for students with disabilities. The parent or caregiver and the school work together to develop appropriate curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum (AC) framework and the needs of the learner. The plans will document the adjustments that are required to support the student achieving success.

Students may be designated a level of support which will then be used to either: support children in class, on-to-one, in a small group or through specific intervention programs.

Private Service Providers

Approval for a non-departmental service provider to work on the school site is made by the Principal or delgate based on strict departmental guidelines. Individual rooms and spaces are not available due to capacity issues and the Department requirement that all external service providers are supervised via line of sight by a Magill School teacher. The Private Service Providers Policy and Application form can be accessed via the these links.

If you require further information please contact class teacher or Deputy Principal