New resources are now available to our school that will help us educate and support students with diverse learning needs. All Victorian Government schools will benefit from new resources, information, guidance and support available under new initiatives and resources released recently, including:
The Autism Education Strategy will improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for autistic students. It will build inclusive school communities that welcome and value autistic students and their families.
The strategy was launched in December 2020 and is part of Disability Inclusion, the Victorian Government’s approach to inclusive education.
More information for schools and families on the strategy has just been released to show how its initiatives and programs will be delivered in schools.
To find out more, go to:
Autism Education Strategy – parents’ page
Autism Education Strategy – schools’ page
The Diverse Learners Hub is a new and key initiative of Disability Inclusion.
The Diverse Learners Hub will improve how schools meet the learning and wellbeing needs and aspirations of students with learning difficulties, with a focus on autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia (‘diverse learners’).
The Diverse Learners Hub is a centre of excellence, providing the best evidence-based advice, resources and support for meeting the educational and wellbeing needs and aspirations of diverse learners.
It includes online information, tips and advice for parents on learning diversity, autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties. It includes information on how schools can help students with diverse learning needs as well as professional learning and teaching resources for school staff.
It’s also the flagship initiative of the Autism Education Strategy to improve how Victorian schools welcome and include autistic students and value their contribution.
You can find out more on the Diverse Learners Hub webpage.
Parent and teacher information, support and advice on Learning Difficulties has been updated and expanded for 2022.
The new content is targeted, practical and easy for parents and teachers to understand and implement at home and in the classroom.
The department has enhanced its existing web content so that it reflects the latest evidence and research when supporting students with learning difficulties, including dyslexia and dyscalculia.
It includes specific advice for parents including:
The new teacher content contains strategic information and advice that focuses on identifying and supporting students with learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy, including dyslexia and dyscalculia. Such as: