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Mabel Park SHS Inclusive Education

At Mabel Park SHS we run an inclusive program that caters for a variety of students’ needs. This is assisted by the Inclusive Learning Team.
The Inclusive Learning Team is a cluster of resources, specialist teachers, and support staff at Mabel Park SHS. A school's Inclusive Education program is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of students in one or more disability areas. Program specialisation is available in the following disability areas:
·         Autism Spectrum Disorder
·         Hearing Impairment
·         Intellectual Disability
·         Physical Impairment
·         Speech-Language Impairment
·         Vision Impairment.
These are the same disability areas that are recognised in the Education Adjustment Program.
Our programs also specialise in supporting students with multiple disabilities.
At Mabel Park SHS, each student with disability is assigned a student support liaison, whose role is to consult with parents/guardians and any stakeholders involved with the student. They liaise with classroom teachers and collaboratively work with staff to assist with personalised learning and meeting the needs of the individual. Our student support liaisons make it a high priority to develop their relationship with students.
Students with disability participate with the curriculum in a regular classroom setting, however they will access curriculum that is suitable to their current working level. Students with disability that require a modified curriculum (that means a curriculum that is at a lower or higher year level to their peers), do so while maintaining participation in the regular classroom. ILT student support liaisons and classroom teachers develop suitable curriculum activities that align with the Australian Curriculum at an age appropriate level. Students with disabilities requiring a modified program will also receive modified assessment appropriate to their working level. This type of information is recorded on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) which is always completed in consultation with parents/guardians and any stakeholders working with the individual.   
Students with disabilities have access to Advisory Visiting Teachers in the areas of Hearing Impairment, Vision Impairment and Physical Impairment who provide more specialised support to students and staff. We also have a Speech and Language Pathologist who visits regularly during the year. Access to these specialists allows students to receive further individualised supports as identified by the Inclusive Learning Team.
If you have any further inquiries please feel free to contact Claire Caple the Head of Department Inclusive Learning Team on (07)3489 2333.