An updated version of the School Programs is in preparation and will be included shortly.
ABA - Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied behaviour analysis, commonly referred to as 'ABA' is a systematic method of supporting and/or altering behaviour. It involves studying behaviour (via observation), analysing the steps involved in producing a behaviour, and then teaching or modifying these steps one at a time. The principles of behaviour therapy have been developed through more than 50 years of scientific research.
This year the school has joined the ABLES WA pilot. The Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES) program supports the teaching and learning of students with disabilities and additional needs. It provides a suite of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting resources that assist teachers in recognising and responding to the diverse learning needs of all students, and in assessing and reporting student learning, monitoring student progress and providing accurate intervention advice.
ABLES provides an approach to effectively assess, monitor and respond to a student's abilities by:
1. Accurately identifying and setting learning goals for students with disabilities and additional learning needs.
2. Tracking a student's progress against their individual learning plan over time, and providing new information to parents on their child's learning and development.
3. Identifying the optimal resources that are known to improve learning, which can be adjusted as the learning needs of students change over time
The Education Support Centre offers a Kindy program which provides a suite of intensive early intervention learning opportunities for small groups of students who may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Global Development Delay.