• Support with teacher aids is lacking and seems to be reducing.
  • Evaluate and review open plan learning environments


Why the contribution is important

  • open plan classrooms unsuitable especially for children with autism.
  • accessing funding through NASC can be difficult too, especially for children at primary / interm
  • better access to early diagnosis - especially for ADHD + autism (if missing milestones) to ensure access to other therapist support.
  • respond to the need not the diagnosis.

by Tawa on December 14, 2018 at 09:11AM

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  • Posted by JennyArnold February 19, 2019 at 12:52

    Agree that Open Plan classrooms in theory are great. Co-teaching is also great in theory and sometimes in practice - however for some illnesses and differently-abled children (e.g. Autism, not to mention those children who are simply "Highly Sensitive" souls) the open plan classrooms are confusing and noisy in distracting and overwhelming ways.
    By all means have these classroom, but ensure those who can't accommodate them in their senses or due to their health condition, are not forced to engage in these as their only choice.
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