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Students with additional needs

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The Albany Creek Special Education Program (SNAP) supports students with disability to achieve their best possible learning outcomes. The program provides support to students who satisfy the department's criteria in one or more of the following areas: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Physical Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Vision Impairment or Speech Language Impairment.

Queensland state schools are guided by Education Queensland principles of Inclusive curriculum in relation to the delivery of equitable and quality educational practices for all students. These principles set the general direction and ethos for all staff, students, families and community members.

Inclusive education involves embracing human diversity and welcoming all children and adults as equal members of an educational community. Education requires putting inclusive values into action to ensure all children and adults belong, participate and flourish. I'm proud to say that at Albany Creek, we are not only a great school, we are an inclusive school.

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Albany Creek State School Special Education Program. We have a highly skilled, caring, respectful and passionate staff making every day count for students with disability at Albany Creek. Our Special Education teachers work closely and collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure each student receives the support they need.

Ways we Support our Students at Albany Creek State School

  • Curriculum support in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, adjustments to class units, provision of resources and modified assessment tasks and strategies for classroom use for students with disability.
  • Emotional and social support either individually or in a small group. Social skills such as developing friendships and coping with change can be addressed.
  • Implementing fine and gross motor programs for our students who experience difficulties in these areas.
  • Parent support through collaborative planning, regular communication and/or providing information regarding external agency support.
  • Gathering and using data to effectively implement and monitor the Individual Education Plan ((IEP).
  • Assisting class teachers and parents develop, implement and review the Education Adjustment Plan (EAP).  Adjustments required for the student to maximise access to the curriculum are also listed in the IEP. This is then reviewed on a pre-determined date.
  • Managing teacher-aide support within the classroom.

If you would like any further information about the program please feel free to contact me at the school on 3264 0111.

Warm Regards

Jason Glancy

Head of Special Education

Resources

Our innovative staff have constructed and collected a variety of resources that may be of benefit to you in your homes. Some are specific to a particular need, but many can be generalised to a variety of needs. The following resources are samples of resources and can be downloaded and adjusted to suit your individual situations.

If you have a good idea for a resource you would like to share, please contact SNAP staff and we can arrange to place it on this site to share with other parents/carers.

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Last reviewed 22 November 2018
Last updated 22 November 2018