Special Education Program at
Springfield Lakes State School
Education Queensland recognises
six categories in which children are eligible to receive support within a
school’s special education program.
The categories are as follows:
¨ 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.
What happens once my child is verified?
Your child will be assigned a special education
teacher who will be your child’s 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 in
an individual education plan (IEP).
These meetings are held so progress and goals are
monitored, celebrated and reviewed regularly.
At Springfield Lakes State
School all our children with disabilities are placed within a mainstream
classroom as we believe in inclusive education for all children.
“To know one child with a
disability is not to know them all”. Our
special education staff prides ourselves on getting 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.
Throughout the week, your child
will see their SEP case manager who will teach within their classroom and/or
take them within a small group in the special education building. This depends on what works best to suit their
individual education goals and curriculum needs. Teacher aides will also go into the
classroom throughout the week to support your child with their work.
We like to celebrate successes
and throughout a term you will receive a photo of your child working towards
their goals and making progress in their learning.
We are happy to work in with
external agencies to support any programs or interventions that you may be
working on outside of school.