Multidisciplinary Assessment, Consultation and Report

Eligible students referred to Language Disorder Australia’s School Support Services, for informal multi-disciplinary assessment will be seen by two members of our specialist team. Visiting teams consist of a Speech Pathologist and another professional, such as an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Physiotherapist or specialist Educator. 

This assessment is then followed by a consultative meeting to collaborate and establish priority areas with the school team. An individualised report is then provided to the school containing a summary of the visit and educational strategies and recommendations.

During the Visit

During school visits, our team are able to provide services for up to four students per day. On our visit, we will:

  • Conduct observations of the students in the classroom.
  • Complete informal assessments with students. The assessment takes approximately one hour to complete and covers a range of areas related to classroom participation and functioning.
  • Hold collaborative meetings with key stakeholders where student strengths and challenges are identified, and discuss priority areas for support within the school setting.

The service is complementary to programs already in place in schools. The team actively promote the participation of all key stakeholders, including any allied health professionals that may be a part of the school team.

Following the visit

Schools receive multidisciplinary reports that contain individualised support strategies, resources and recommendations for each of the priority areas identified for that student. These reports can be utilised for a variety of purposes, including:

  • The implementation of support strategies and adjustments for the student.
  • Small group or whole class level support.
  • Data collection and evidence for the NCCD.
  • Supporting students with similar difficulties in the classroom.

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