Kotara South Public School Early Intervention unit provides a preschool program for children with a confirmed disability from 3 years to school entry. Each class enrols between 5-8 children and promotes learning through the development and implementation of individual learning plans, which are collaboratively developed for each child with other professionals including speech pathologists, child psychologists and occupational therapists. Students attend 2-3 Early Intervention sessions per week and are encouraged to attend at least 1 day a week in a regular mainstream early childhood setting.
The provision of quality support to staff in regular early childhood settings is an important aspect of the early intervention service. This support enables integrated placements to be beneficial for children with and without disabilities, increased tolerance and understanding in the community and generalisation of skills across a range of settings and people.
The Early Intervention program aims to:
Support families in facilitating the development and care of their child
Provide quality educational programs for children
Support the co-ordination of interdisciplinary services to children and families
Promote generalisation of skills across environments
Achieve co-ordinated transition to school procedures for children
Access to the department's early intervention classes is through the principal of your child's local zoned school.
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