Adaptive Education

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April Lewis-Christie
Adaptive Education Manager
Entrepreneurial, Home Economics and English Teacher

Curriculum SSO Team who support students in a variety of ways

How do we work?

The Adaptive Education team works with students, parents and teachers to provide support to students with disabilities. This can include a range of different strategies and interventions such as:

  • delivery of the MacqLit literacy intervention program to small groups
  • numeracy support – this can occur in various ways depending on students/ cohorts needs
  • development and implementation of One Plan’s in conjunction with the student, parents and staff
  • one to one subtle classroom support to students with direct funding
  • social skill development
  • development of self-regulation skills, including the management of ‘big emotions’
  • hazard identification and strategies for keeping themselves safe
  • use of the Learning Tools functions on students’ laptops
  • development of skills and strategies to independently prompt themselves on to the next step in their learning
  • sensory support
  • physical needs support – oral eating and drinking, transitioning and positioning

Useful links: MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers. It provides teachers with a comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Interoception is a pre‐requisite skill for self‐management and self‐regulation. It provides the tools to know when we are developing emotional reactions and the skills to be in control of these reactions. Learning Tools use a set of free features that enable every student to improve writing, reading comprehension, and reading speed. a non-profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. the organisation prides itself on strong values-driven culture of empowerment of, and support for, individuals living with autism.