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:

https://multilit.com/programs/macqlit/ 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.

https://www.education.sa.gov.au/supporting-students/health-e-safety-and-wellbeing/health-support-planning/managing-health-education-and-care/neurodiversity/interoception 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.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/products/learning-tools Learning Tools use a set of free features that enable every student to improve writing, reading comprehension, and reading speed. 

https://www.speld-sa.org.au/ a non-profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

https://www.autismsa.org.au/ the organisation prides itself on strong values-driven culture of empowerment of, and support for, individuals living with autism.