Students with disability and very high support needs are provided with extensive targeted measures and sustained levels of intensive support. These adjustments are highly individualised, comprehensive and ongoing.
Adjustments to the regular educational program occur at all times and may include:
intensive, individualised instruction or support in a highly structured or specialised manner for all courses and curricula, activities and assessments
intensive, individualised instruction to support multiple areas of communication
planned, highly specialised and/or intensive health, personal care and/or safety support or intervention
enabling access to learning through:
highly modified classroom and/or school environments
extensive support from specialist staff.
Specific examples of adjustments at this level could include:
adjustments to teaching and learning, such as:
personalised modifications to all courses and programs, school activities and assessment procedures
intensive individual instruction
highly individualised learning programs and courses using selected curriculum content tailored to their needs
learning activities specifically designed for the student
the provision of highly structured approaches
adjustments to support communication, such as:
provision of much more accessible and relevant curriculum options
the use of alternative communication modes
adjustments to enable access to learning, such as:
constant and vigilant supervision
extensive support from specialist staff; the use of highly specialised assistive technology
the use of technical aids.
Some students may receive their education in highly specialised facilities.
Students at this level may be dependent on adult support to participate effectively in most aspects of their school program.
Without highly intensive intervention, these students may otherwise not access or participate effectively in schooling.
Many students at this level will have been identified at a very young age and may also:
have complex, associated support needs with regard to their personal care and hygiene, medical conditions and mobility
use an augmentative communication system
have particular support needs when presented with new concepts and skills.