At Redland Bay State School, we have a Special
Education Program (SEP). Specialist
teachers with experience in the following areas of specialisation: Autistic
Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Impairment (II) and Speech Language
Impairment (SLI) support the educational program of students with
Students with Hearing
Impairment (HI), Visual Impairment (VI) and Physical Impairment (PI) are also
serviced by an Advisory Visiting Teacher (AVT).
There are procedures to identify students with disabilities through the
Students with Additional Needs Committee (SWAN).
Classroom Teachers are responsible for teaching all
students attending their class, with support from SEP. As appropriate, our Teachers adjust their
planning, teaching, assessing and reporting so Students with Disabilities can
access the mandated curriculum.
A small number of students who are unable to access
some or all learning areas consistent with their same age cohort peers, due to
the impact of their disability, may have modified or alternate programs that
include elements of the mandated curriculum.
SEP Teachers collaborate with classroom Teachers and
assist in designing a curriculum that is flexible and responsive to student
- Understand the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) framework
- Understand the range of reasonable adjustments required for Students with Disabilities
- Share their expertise with others
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team that supports students/teachers through: whole school explicit teaching, collaborate targeted and intensive teaching
- Undertake professional development training (i.e. Literacy Training, Maths Training)
The Education Adjustment Program (EAP) is the
process used by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to identify and
respond to the needs of students with disabilities. The EAP is a way of collecting information
about the particular needs of students with disabilities. The first stage is the diagnosis and
verification of students. The next stage
is completing the profile which shows the adjustments being made to programs,
as well as teaching and learning strategies.
Redland Bay State School recognises its
responsibility to make adjustments for Students with Disabilities to enable
them to access the curriculum, achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in
‘Verification’ is the name of the process where DET
determines whether a student’s disability meets the criteria in one or more of
these areas. Before Verification takes
place, specialised assessment or diagnosis needs to occur. Some assessment or diagnosis can be completed
by school personnel, whereas other assessments and diagnosis need to be
completed by specialists outside the school.
The EAP Profile records a sample of the adjustments
being made for the student. It doesn’t
record all of the adjustments that are being made for the student, but it gives
an idea/example of the type and frequency of adjustments.
At Redland Bay State School, the Individual
Curriculum Plan (ICP) process brings parents/carers, professionals and the
student (where appropriate) together as a team to consider the student’s
current level of performance, and to determine individual needs and learning
priorities for the next 6 months.
ICPs are written for students working on curriculum
at a different year level. For students
in SEP working at the same curriculum year level as their peers, the List of
Adjustments will record the adjustments that are made for that student. Data about the student’s progress is
monitored and recorded.