At Hilliard, we appreciate that not all students learn at the same rate. The school has the services of a Learning Support Teacher:Literacy and Numeracy, who works to identify, assess and monitor student learning needs and to work with teachers to modify programs and to provide support.We currently have a number of support programs running which are designed to assist student learning.
Learning Support Teacher
Both in class support and small group withdrawal contribute additional expertise in planning, teaching, assessing and monitoring student achievement and progress in literacy and numeracy.The ELF (Early Literacy Foundations) and PAL (Phonological Awareness in Literacy) programs are some of many research based programs used to deliver literacy and numeracy intervention instruction.
Ready Reader Program
The Ready Reader Program supports students in Year 1 to improve their confidence and skills in reading.The program is run by trained community volunteers under the guidance of the Learning Support Teacher.Community volunteers are most welcome to join the program to support early reading development.
The oral language program assists students to develop the vocabulary and language structures necessary for reading and writing. The program is run by trained teacher aides under the guidance of the Speech Language Pathologist.
Early Years Literacy Intervention Program
EYLIP supports students to develop concept about print, rhyme and letter identification. These skills are necessary when learning how to read. The EYLIP program is run by trained teacher aides.
Special Needs Group
This group meets weekly to assess student needs and to devise support plans for the enrichment of students and supportive intervention when required.
Education Queensland provides speech-language therapy services for students with special needs in communication enrolled or registered in state education facilities. The focus of these services is to enhance students' educational programs and outcomes. For more information is available on the Education Queensland website.