Understanding the full range of special needs students

Author: Gail Preston


This course will outline the seven categories of special needs and the criteria required by the Victorian Education Department for students to gain funding support. We will discuss the challenges of the environment, accessibility, services and resources to support student needs. The presentation will discuss the diagnosis of students within each category, help teachers to understand the challenges experienced by students, apply classroom and curriculum adaptions, identify resources available and provide links to Victorian DET teaching resources, and how to access and use them. By the conclusion of the course teachers we have new knowledge or refreshed knowledge of special needs students and accommodations to put in place to enable students to access all components of the educational environment.


What has your experience been working with students who have additional needs?