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Annual Report 1991 Department of Education



Annual Report 1991 Department of Education

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Tabled Paper 1288


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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EDUCATION the development of consultative and teacher training initiatives in the therapy areas to increase the time effectiveness and geographical reach of these services to schools the joint initiative of the Departments of Education and Health and Community Services to extend seating equipment and assessment team services by establishing a local service in Alice Springs for students with physical disabilities the extension of the community development program for students with severe social and / or behavioural dif Acuities at Kempe Street School in Alice Springs, on the basis of temporary placement at the school with a view to their re-entering mainstream education as soon as appropriate the further development of a variety of specialist inservice and professional development activities for teachers and teacher assistants the continuation and expansion of resource support to students with visual impairment from the NT Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired the delivery of high quality services in the area of hearing impairment through both advisory staff in the major centres throughout the Northern Territory, school-based staff at the Stuart Park Deaf Unit, and work in conjunction with staff of the Aboriginal Ear Health Program in community schools the development of a parent volunteer tutor program for students with special educational needs which was functioning in eight primary and Aboriginal community schools in Darwin and Katherine by the end of 1991 a significant growth in the development of networks with other agencies and the sharing of information on an inter-departmental basis the start of the educational program at the Don Dale Centre for juvenile offenders at the end of the 1991 school year. 32