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Supports at school for students with physical disability

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​All Queensland state schools make reasonable adjustments to enable children of all abilities to attend school, participate in school activities and access the curriculum.

To support students with physical disability, schools are able to access a range of supports and services tailored to meet their individual needs.

Supports at school

Every student with physical disability has different needs and will need different reasonable adjustments to attend school, participate in school activities and access the curriculum.

State schools consult parents about the reasonable adjustments that may be made. Students are also consulted as much as possible, depending on their age and individual circumstances.

Reasonable adjustments are identified based on the student’s individual needs and may include adjustments to learning activities, teaching strategies, assessment, communication, use of specialised equipment or assistive technology or changes to the learning environment. The student may also need adjustments to support them to engage with peers and to stay healthy and safe. Schools determine the best way to record the individual supports being provided to students at their school.

For more information about common types of reasonable adjustments, refer to the General information for students with disability page.

If you have any questions regarding the supports and reasonable adjustments being provided for your child, or how these are documented, please talk to your child’s classroom teacher or principal.

Resources available to schools

Schools are able to access a range of resources and support services to assist them to make reasonable adjustments. For more information about the types of support services appropriate for your child, contact your child’s school.

Schools can access a range of specialist advice to help them make reasonable adjustments including:

Schools are responsible for accessing these supports and resources and may need your consent to access these support services.

The school may also discuss the Education Adjustment Program (EAP) with you. The EAP enables the department to target a proportion of additional teacher and teacher aide resources to the school for students with disability. More information about resources is available at General information for students with disability.

More information about how students can be supported at school can be found on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability website:

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Last updated 08 March 2021