Coomera Rivers State School provides a wide range of support services for students with disabilities, utilising an inclusive model. We believe that students learn best alongside their same aged peers and we work collaboratively with families, to provide a supportive learning environment for all of our students, catering to their individual needs. Through the Educational Adjustment Program (EAP) we are able to identify and respond to the educational needs of students with disabilities. At Coomera Rivers State School, we cater for students verified through the EAP under the following disability categories:
- autism spectrum disorder
- hearing impairment
- vision impairment
- speech-language impairment
- intellectual impairment
- physical impairment.
Each student with a verified disability will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The Inclusion staff work closely with the classroom teacher to plan, teach and assess curriculum for each student with a disability. An Inclusion teacher or teacher-aide may work with the students in class or in small groups depending on the needs of the student and the learning activities planned.
Other in-class supports provided as required include:
- social stories
- visual supports
- visual timetables
- adjusted learning activities
- individual behaviour support plans
- sensory integration
- assistive technology
- social skills and life skills programs
- gross and fine motor programs
- oral language programs.