Resources include a one-page information sheet with tips for schools on collaborating effectively with allied health providers and a collaboration case study from Yandelora School.
The Collaboration with Allied Health Providers resources reflect the support speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and other allied health providers can offer students in reaching their learning goals.
Resources cover communication between schools and allied health providers, documenting collaboration arrangements, and monitoring and evaluating collaborative activities. They were developed by the department’s Inclusive Education team.
“Working effectively together, allied health providers and school staff can support each other to improve student outcomes, by sharing information, skills, expertise and strategies to support student learning,” said Collette Garrett, Inclusive Education Policy and Cross Government Coordination Manager.
“School staff and allied health providers can also work together to enhance a family's engagement in their child's learning. This might include embedding classroom learning strategies into the home setting, or to reinforcing in school relevant allied health strategies learnt at home.”
Educators and parents can learn more at the department’s collaboration with allied health providers page and read more about our prequalification scheme for allied health providers.