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CASE STUDY Jayden, Supplementary, Cognitive

Year level
Educational setting
Mainstream school

Level of adjustment
Category of disability
Included in data collection

Jayden's story

Jayden is a Year 2 student at a metropolitan primary school. He has significant delays in his academic achievement in all areas of the curriculum. Jayden has been diagnosed with a mild intellectual disability. Jayden also requires support to manage social situations and undertake activities of daily living.

Jayden often works in a small group on a differentiated program with and without direct support.

To support Jayden to access the curriculum, the teacher:

  • has created a personalised learning plan targeting skills at his current literacy and numeracy level, and implements a program targeting these skills
  • uses a task reward system that combines both direct instruction and independent activities to consolidate skills
  • supports Jayden to access content material on the same topic as other students by providing material at his reading level or providing alternate means of accessing content such as a screen reader for specific content.

Jayden takes part in regular classes for specialist subjects such as music and library, but an education assistant supports him at this stage while he learns self-management skills in less structured environments.

Information that supports inclusion in the NCCD What's this?

  • Step 1. Is there an adjustment to address disability? Yes

    • Yes, adjustments are provided to enable a student with disability to access education on the same basis as other students.
    • As defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Jayden has a disorder or malfunction that results in him learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction.
  • Do you have evidence? Yes

    • Reports from medical professionals
    • Notes from the education assistant
    • Notes from meeting with parents
    • Personalised learning plan
  • Step 2. What is the level of adjustment? Supplementary

    • Modified or tailored programs
    • Alternate means of accessing content
    • Support is provided by an education assistant
  • Step 3. What is the category of disability? Cognitive

    • Jayden has a mild intellectual disability which is a cognitive disability.
  • Step 4. Record and submit the data Yes (Student is included)

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