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Students with a disability

The Willows State School promotes access, participation and quality educational outcomes for all students. Our special education services provide and support programs for students who have significant support needs arising from a disability for students in Prep to Year 6. Prep aged students may also access an Early Childhood Development Program at another school during the transitional year. Provisions are made to support students' individual needs within the school learning environments.

Students who have an Intellectual Impairment, Speech Language Impairment and/or come under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders and require significant educational adjustments are eligible to access a Special Education Program (SEP) at The Willows Stae School. In consultation with parents, most students will spend all, or nearly all, of their school day in mainstream classes with some support from Special Education Program (SEP) staff.

Students with a Hearing Impairment, Physical Impairment and/or Vision Impairment have access to the services of an Advisory Visiting Teacher in their relevant disability area. Advisory Visiting Teachers assist teachers with the curriculum adjustments and delivery of educational programs that target a student’s learning goals.

Other visiting support professionals are also available to support students with disabilities. These include Guidance Officers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech Language Pathologists who may help to assess a student’s educational needs and assist teachers in developing programs.

At The Willows State School we adopt a team approach to ensure quality learning outcomes.

Should you have any further queries please contact:

Head of Special Education Services - Claire Franklin

Telephone: (07) 4799 1333 Ext 317.

Email: cfran41@eq.edu.au

Special education programs support students with disabilities in state schools, and assist students and teachers in the development of their educational programs.