Targeting individual children’s needs in the classroom
THE range of individual learning needs within any school can be quite diverse, and St John’s School is no exception.
What is exceptional, however, is how fortunate the school is to have the regular assistance of visiting experts to help address their students’ learning needs.
Every eight weeks Sue De Silva (Learning Diversity Consultant), Arti Shah (Speech Pathologist) and Deirdre Spence (Psychologist) meet with classroom teachers to target individual children’s needs.
It is during these meetings that achievements and challenges are shared, data is analysed, allied case reports are read and strategies for the way forward are formulated.
When you add weekly psychologist and occupational therapy sessions for children in need, it would appear that St John’s School is addressing the challenge learning can present to some students in a variety of specific and successful ways.
VALUABLE EXPERTISE: Deirdre Spence, Sue De Silva and Arti Shah meet with St John’s staff to help teachers cater to the needs of students.