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.