Programs for Students with Disabilities

Tarneit Rise Primary School recognises that each child is special and some children have particular special needs which must be catered for. Throughout the year, parents and teachers have an opportunity to refer children to the Department's psychologists or speech pathologists for assessment and/or therapy.

Referral of children can be made in the following categories:

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Speech assessments – articulation, expressive and receptive language
  • Individual counselling
  • Behaviour support, including addressing school refusal, anger management, anxiety, etc.


Once the assessment has taken place a report is generated by either the psychologist or speech pathologist. The report lists a series of recommendations which both parents and the school are to address in order to support the child in having a successful school life. At times, these assessments lead to the possibility of funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities.


The Program for Students with Disabilities provides extra funding to support those children who meet criteria set by the Education Department and Training under one of the following categories:

  • Physical disability
  • Visual disability
  • Severe Language disorder
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability and
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder


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