The first step of the intervention journey begins with assessment of the child's learning needs.
Children are first assessed in the following areas:
- Interests / motivators
- Learning needs and styles
- Work habits
- Self regulation
- Functional social and communication skills
- Risk Factors
Information from all sources is referenced to develop the most suitable individualised plan for the child.
Regardless of the level of entry, every child typically begins with a period of paired intervention (two children with one adult). They start in a smaller intervention room, focusing on basic intervention goals. Children are individually assessed and monitored on individualised goals.
When children make progress on planned goals, the team assesses readiness for the 'next step' in intervention.
This may involve an increase or decrease in intensity of teaching, or a move to a more challenging social classroom learning environment.