Leda Education Support Centre (ESC) is committed to providing a safe, inclusive learning environment where all students can achieve their potential.
Leda ESC was opened in 1992. Our school population lives in the south western corridor filtering into Baldivis and Settlers Hills and outlying areas.
Leda ESC caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 who have been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability, Global Development Delay and/or Autism with a demonstrated high educational need.
Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a range of social and interpersonal skills that will enable our students to interact successfully with their community. Functional literacy and numeracy are also priority areas and our students will often be seen riding on public transport, shopping for a purpose and accessing a range of community services such as the library, post office and the bank. They also often undertake hygiene programs, plan and cook meals and learn how to take care of personal belongings and pets. The long term goal for our students is for them to undertake successful independent living.
Leda ESC delivers an intensive Early Intervention/Early Childhood program for Kindergarten and Pre Primary students with a diagnosis of Autism and/or Global Development Delay. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of key conceptual knowledge through an intense Applied Behaviour Analysis program incorporating Discrete Trials Training. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an intensive, highly structured teaching program where skills are taught sequentially in a clear and consistent manner.
Our underlying philosophy supports the development of positive partnerships with parents and external agencies to ensure optimum outcomes for all students. This is emphasised through the collaborative process undertaken in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP's), case conferences and a range of other planning processes.