Special Education and Intervention Programs

The learning needs of students vary. Learning plans are developed for students with special needs or learning difficulties. If students are verified by a DECD educational psychologist or speech pathologist a Negotiated Education Plan is developed. The NEP is based on the individual needs of the learner and the Australian Curriculum. Learning plans are also developed for students with learning disabilities or difficulties. Goal setting, adjustments and progress is monitored to promote positive outcomes.

There are several intervention programs that are implemented at Hewett PS. These include MiniLit and MaqLit, evidence based small group reading intervention programs developed by Macquarie University. Quicksmart is an intervention program in numeracy for primary students.


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The learning needs of students vary. Learning plans are developed for students with special needs or learning difficulties. If students are verified by a DECD educational psychologist or speech pathologist a Negotiated Education Plan is developed. The NEP is based on the individual needs of the learner and the Australian Curriculum. Learning plans are also developed for students with learning disabilities or difficulties. Goal setting, adjustments and progress is monitored to promote positive outcomes.

There are several intervention programs that are implemented at Hewett PS. These include MiniLit and MaqLit, evidence based small group reading intervention programs developed by Macquarie University. Quicksmart is an intervention program in numeracy for primary students.

We have a LabNLife pup based at the school who goes home with one of our teachers each night and over the weekend. The pup is in training for the next 18 months after which it will be placed as an Assistance Dog with a child with Autism. It is a very new venture and creating  a lot of excitement at school. The following are the outcomes we are expecting from the program but already we have had some additional surprising individual successes.

We believe that involvement in this project will:

  • Assist the Labrador develop responsibility and respect with children.
  • Provide real life experiences in caring for animals.
  • Provide new and real life Mathematical and Literacy opportunities.
  • Support students wellbeing through their interactions with the pup.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the need for training, rules and expectations.
  • Provide the school with a common goal to support a project for others

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