Welcome to the Playford International College Supported Learning Webpage!
The aim of this page is to provide parents, carers, students and staff with information of support and services available, news and happenings in our local community and to celebrate the achievements of Supported Learning students at Playford International College.
At Playford International College we have a dedicated Supported Learning Centre, hosting 3 special options classes catering for the individual needs of students in years 8-12. We also have an Interoception Class, which caters for students with complex and challenging behaviours. We have a further 160+ (approximately) students in the mainstream who have been verified with a disability and receive support in a variety of ways. Support can be provided through adjusted and differentiated curriculum and learning tasks, modified assessment tasks or through 1-1 support from a School Support Officer (SSO).
If there is anything you would like to see featured on this page, please contact the Head of Supported Learning on 82557566 during school hours.
1. Disability Policy and Programs Parent Forum – Wednesday 4 July 2018
Parents or carers of a child or young person with a disability are very welcome to attend our next Parent Forum on Wednesday 4th July 2018 hosted by the Department for Education and Child Development. Come and join in the presentations and have your say in the discussions and workshops about:
- the services, policies and support available for children/students with a disability regardless of their setting
- how the “Inclusion statement is progressing”
- the interface of education with NDIS
- the draft behaviour policy, health support planning, dyslexia and autism options.
2. General Family Workshops
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AUTISM SPECTRUM FOR FAMILIES AND CARERS
Come and learn more about the characteristics of the autism spectrum and strategies that can assist an individual on the spectrum. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the profile of a person with autism, including their strengths and challenges. This workshop also offers an opportunity to meet other parents of individuals on the autism spectrum.
WHAT DOES NDIS MEAN FOR ME AND MY FAMILY?
This session is for families and carers that are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the first time, as well as for those who are already in the scheme but want to know more. The below topics will be covered during the session
• Background of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
• Who can apply;
• Preparing for your planning meeting, including goal setting;
• What you can use your NDIS money for;
• Options for managing your money;
• Choosing services and providers;
• Getting ready for a review; and
• Grievance procedures.
WHAT DOES AUTISM MEAN FOR MY FAMILY?
This session will discuss autism and what it may mean for your child, and your family. The session will look at how parents and carers can explain to their child their diagnosis, helping them to understand what it means to them. The presentation will include a discussion around when and how to disclose a diagnosis, as well as how to explain autism to other family members, including siblings. The presenter will also cover support strategies that can be used in the home, and networking opportunities for siblings of children with autism.
Stymie helps combat the bystander effect by enabling students to report incidents of bullying and harm, safely and anonymously.
- The bystander effect occurs when the presence of others discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation.
- Social influence affects how bystanders behave, and students are less likely to stand up to bullying behaviours in public when the number of onlookers is high.
- This bystander effect is also caused by a diffusion of responsibility—the belief that someone else will help.
Taking into account that our kids are very socially invested, many of them don’t feel as though they can speak up and often, they just don’t know how.
Rather than trying to work against this peer pressure, our solution recognises the nuanced nature of their social currency, by providing security and anonymity to the bystanding community.
For more information please visit: Stymie for Parents