Accessing Support

Parents and carers are encouraged to discuss their concerns about their child's learning with the school. There are two options for this discussion. They are outlined as a series of steps below. 

If your child already has an identified learning difficulty by a psychologist or paediatrician:

  1. Share written documentation with the school, and request a meeting to discuss the situation further.
  2. At a meeting with the school team the development of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be discussed to document the most appropriate ongoing support.
  3. If an ILP is developed it will be reviewed regularly (at least twice a year) and updated and revised as appropriate.

If you do not have an identified learning difficulty by a psychologist or paediatrician:

  1. Request a meeting to speak with the classroom teacher.
  2. At the meeting discuss concerns, current needs of the child and existing support. In this meeting with the teacher develop additional supports if needed and schedule a follow up appointment (5-10 weeks later)
  3. The teacher will then develop supports for the child in the classroom (that are appropriate for the setting, the child and with a strong evidence base)
  4. At the follow-up appointment discuss if improvement has been made.
  5. If the child has made improvement, continue working with the school to maintain academic progress.
  6. At the meeting, it may be decided that an 'Individual Learning Plan' (ILP) may be developed to document additional support and progress of the student.
  7. If an ILP is developed it will be reviewed regularly (at least twice a year) and updated and revised as appropriate. Through this process it may be appropriate to communicate with the school team to discuss if a psycho-educational evaluation is appropriate for your child.

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