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Student services and support programs

At Albert State School we focus on achieving the best possible results for each student.  To achieve this goal it is sometimes necessary to engage the services of other professionals within the department.  A number of services are available to our school either on a regular basis or on request.  If you have any concerns about your child’s academic or social progress, please discuss this with their class teacher.  The class teacher can complete a referral, outlining the issues, to submit to the Student Support and Services Committee, which meets each fortnight.  The Committee reviews all referrals and proposes a course of action.

Regular services

Support Teacher: Literacy and Numeracy (ST:LaN)

The ST:LaN assists staff in completing academic assessments and planning to enhance literacy and numeracy programs for students experiencing difficulties.  The ST:LaN may also work with students on these programs.

Guidance officer

A guidance officer visits the school one day per fortnight.  The guidance officer conducts cognitive and academic assessment and assists in providing information that helps teachers plan appropriate learning experiences.

Speech language pathologist

A speech language pathologist visits the school on a monthly basis.  The pathologist conducts assessments addressing speech and language issues including pronunciation, language and language processing.  They also assist staff by providing programs for students with issues in this area.

Services on request

Advisory visiting teachers (AVT)

AVTs in each disability categories are available to visit the school to work with staff in addressing issues arising from the education of students with disabilities.  Each AVT specialises in a particular disability area including Intellectual Impairment, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Sight Impairment, Physical Impairment and Speech Language Impairment. AVTs in other areas such as behaviour are also available to the school.