Get Early Intervention to Identify and Solve Learning Problems
The Early Intervention Program at Kenwick School that has been running successfully since 2005, is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and provides intensive teaching using the Discrete Trail Training method.
The class also incorporates the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication – handicapped Children (TEACCH) program.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to aide communication. Visual supports are used to make the sequence of daily activities predictable and understandable. The program includes compliance training, toileting skills, small group interaction, fine motor activities, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) activities and swimming.
The staff and school work closely with families and external Early Intervention service providers to support existing ‘in home’ programs.
Class sizes are kept to a maximum of five students who are supported by a teacher and two Education Assistants. All staff are high skilled and trained to teach using ABA principles.
Kindergarten students attend two full days a week, Pre-primary students attend full time.