CASE STUDY Ted, Supplementary, Social/emotional

Year level
Secondary
Educational setting
Mainstream school

Level of adjustment
Supplementary
Category of disability
Social/emotional
Included in data collection
Yes

Ted's story

Ted is enrolled in Year 7 in a mainstream high school which groups according to ability level in English. He has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. He is filmed working in a classroom that provides additional support and a modified program targeting reading. The teacher provides individual instructional support, which may include extra assistance on understanding the content and a reduction in the number of tasks required.

The school is an Independent senior secondary campus and a registered training organisation located in a regional centre. The student population is around 1300 students from Years 7 to 12. Students are offered several approved specialist programs including Aviation, Japanese and the innovative Mathematics and Philosophy course.

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, Ted has a disorder, illness or disease that affects his thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgement.
  • Do you have evidence? Yes

    • The school has evidence of Ted's adjustments, including evidence of his modified learning program.
  • Step 2. What is the level of adjustment? Substantial

    • The teacher provides individual instructional support, which may include extra assistance on understanding the content and a reduction in the number of tasks required.
  • Step 3. What is the category of disability? Social/emotional

    • Ted has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Step 4. Record and submit the data Yes (Student is included)

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