Supported Learning at PIC

Welcome to the Playford International College Supported Learning Webpage!

 

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Supported Learning students recently held a morning tea for their parents/carers and families to meet the SSO and teaching staff who work them on a daily basis. All the food was prepared was prepared by students during their weekly Home Economic lesson with Mr Crowhurst, who we thank for helping us with this event. We had over 15 family members attend the morning tea. A great get together for all involved.

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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.

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Upcoming Dates:
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:

Links:

Parent Forum Registration Date

Participants Agenda 4 July 2018 Parent Forum

Parent Forum Workshops

DPP Parent Forum Invitation 4 July 2018

 

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?

General Family Workshop Jul-Dec 2018

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

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Stymie helps combat the bystander effect by enabling students to report incidents of bullying and harm, safely and anonymously. 

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