The Special Education Program supports students recognised with a disability through Education Queensland. The categories of verifications are:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Physical Impairment (PI)
Speech – Language Impairment (SLI)
Vision impairment (VI)
Students with a disability have very individual needs and follow their Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The IEP outlines goals and teaching strategies in the areas of Curriculum, Communication, Social Participation/Emotional Wellbeing, Health and Personal Care, Safety and Learning Environment/Access, which are based on their Education Adjustment Profile (EAP). The IEP goals are determined in collaboration and consultation with the Head of Special Education Services, classroom teachers and parents. The goals and the level of support are reviewed every six months and vary with each individual student. Each verified student has a support manager who monitors the student’s progress and liaises with classroom teachers, parents, counsellors and external specialists.
The Special Education Program provides support for students attending mainstream classes modifying and adjusting the curriculum where possible and necessary, but also offers alternate programs (e.g. Life skills) to cater for students with higher needs and support requirements.