Intervention and Learning Difficulties
Early identification of learning difficulties is a priority in our school. Screening measures and diagnostic assessments are used for identification.
Assistance for children may be provided by the class teacher, School Services Officer, Learning Support Program, Learning Assistance Program volunteers (LAP) or child’s own family member working on a program provided by the school.
Stradbroke families have access to intervention strategies such as:
- Phonological Awareness screenings
- Oral Language screenings
- Educational Psychology and Speech Pathology assessments
- Behaviour Support Consultants
- Fine and gross motor skills support
- Tutors and mentors
- Learning Assistance programs to enhance a child’s self esteem and confidence
- University of South Australia research assistance
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Children who speak English as a second language are assisted at our school by a full time English as a Second Language teacher. Children are supported individually or in small groups to communicate effectively in speaking, reading and writing to develop understanding of the structure and function of the English language.
Children who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background participate within all school programs.
Through our celebration of cultural diversity, children of non-aboriginal background learn about Aboriginal culture, and particularly about the Kaurna people who are the original custodians of the Rostrevor area.
The Morialta Conservation Park provides a valuable teaching resource for children to learn about the life of the Kaurna people.