At Woodcrest State College as we believe in inclusive education for all children. Our staff strive to know each child individually, to learn about their interests and strengths so we can use them to engage and motivate them throughout their schooling.
Education Queensland recognises six categories in which children are eligible to receive support within a school's special education program. These are:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Physical impairment (PI)
- Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
- Intellectual Disability (ID)
- Vision Impairment (VI)
Education Queensland has specific criteria which must be met in order for a child to have the above disabilities. This criterion will be determined by medical specialists and/or expert staff working within Education Queensland such as a guidance officer, speech language pathologist or an advisory visiting teacher.
Once a child meets criteria, a child can be 'verified'. This means the criteria is submitted with information on the educational adjustments that are made within the classroom and school environment to Education Queensland verifiers.
Your child will then be assigned a case manager. This person will support your child with the classroom teacher to ensure the best possible education for your child. This plan will be formulated together with you as Parents/Caregivers.