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Newsletter 36 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Firstly, a great big thank you to the Alyessa Perry and Cassandra Cheetham for including 3 of our students in the Year 6 Annual Camp. All 3 had a fantastic time. Feedback from parents/grandparents have been very positive. Also our students could not have attended the camp without the support of 2 of our education assistants, Pauline Peters and
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Newsletter 37 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Disability Awareness Week Disability Awareness Week this year runs from 29 November to 5 December, with International Day of People with Disability celebrated on 3 December. The week promotes the aspirations of the State Government’s Count Me In vision: that we all live in welcoming communities that facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone. Events
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Newsletter 35 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Firstly, a great big thank you to the Alyessa Perry and Cassandra Cheetham for including 3 of our students in the Year 6 Annual Camp. All 3 had a fantastic time. Feedback from parents/grandparents have been very positive. Also our students could not have attended the camp without the support of 2 of our education assistants, Pauline Peters and
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Newsletter 34 2015

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) continues to be a focus in our school. Last week at our in school assembly the focus for the week was set. This week we have been focusing on being friendly and kind to one another. The expectations we worked on with the children was smiling and to use their manners. The simple manners were saying please, thank you and
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Newsletter 32 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Strategies for Helping Children Communicate in Stressful Situations from www.sandbox-learning.com Communicating ideas, feelings, and interests can be extremely difficult for children in stressful situations. This article includes five strategies for teaching children how to use appropriate actions and words in difficult situations. 1. Create a Break Phrase and Place – Initial reactions to difficult situations such as not getting
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Newsletter 31 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE As Usual we are off to a flying start. Next week we have Amy Litton spending four days with us. She is a speech pathologist with specialist knowledge of the AAC from the Independent Living Centre (ILC). During this time our focus will be on AAC (Augmentative and alternative communication). The proposed support services will help us to build
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Newsletter 30 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Monday we started off the day with our parent chat before our end of term assembly. I reviewed the happenings of the term as well as the coming events of next term. We have a speech pathologist coming down from the Independent Living Centre for 4 days in week 2 to active promote the implementation of Augmentative Alternative Communication
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Newsletter 29 2015

SPENCER PARK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE On Monday Kristin Ellery and Shelley Redmond went to Malibu Education Support Centre for Introduction to AAC. Remember AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Both ladies are doing “Communication for People with Complex Communication Needs” on line through ECU. Shelley commented that the session reinforced the studies they have been doing through the university. Both Shelley and Kristin
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