University Partnerships

Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology and Social Work students from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia will be providing services to students at Tuart Hill Primary School as part of the student services program at the school.

The university support students are supported by Tuart Hill Primary School staff as well as their respective university supervisors. Please see below an overview of the university students support services on offer at Tuart Hill Primary School and services they can provide to support your child.

Area of Service

Year Level of Student

Possible Services

Delivery of Service and Duration

Social Work

 

 

 

 

UWA

Masters of Social Work students

 

Curtin

3rd and 4th year students

One on One Support Service Positive strengths based one on one support program or to address specific concerns as identified by parent and teacher.

 

and/ or

 

Small Group Work Possible areas could include learning social skills, responding appropriately to challenges, playing appropriately with other children, communication skills, making friends, dealing with conflict, or other needs as identified by parent and teacher. Services also available to work with parents in a wholistic approach to support the student.

One on One Service

1 student per session. Duration: One session per week. Session time: 20 to 60 minutes depending on age and needs.

Small Group Work

A maximum of 2-5 students per week will be allocated to each social work student. Students may access support for up to 8 sessions. Duration: One session per week. Session time 30-60 minutes depending on age and needs.

 

Psychology

 

Curtin

5th year Master students

 

Individual and group work in the following possible areas as identified by the teacher and parent.

Possible areas could include daily routine, group participation, emotional regulation and resilience building, social skills.

Services also available to work with parents in a wholistic approach to support the student.

 

Duration: One or two sessions per week depending on the need of the student.

Session time 30-50 minutes depending on age and needs.

 

Counselling Psychology

 

Curtin

5th and 6th year Masters students

 

Individual and group work in the following possible areas as identified by the teacher and parent.

Possible areas could include helping students meet social, emotional, learning and behavioural needs, resilience building, confidence and self esteem building, anger management, dealing with conflict, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, social skills, development, attention span and processing assessments.

Services also available to work with parents in a wholistic approach to support the student.

 

Duration: One session per week or maybe twice a week depending on need.

Session time 30-50 minutes depending on age and needs.

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Curtin

4th Year Students

 

Individual and group work in the following possible areas as identified by the teacher and parent.

Possible areas could include gross motor skills: coordination, balance, strength, posture, object manipulation, body awareness, play skills, visual motor integration, visual perception; concepts ie. colours, shapes and sizes, position in space; fine motor skills ie. handwriting, drawing, pencil grip, dexterity, puzzles, colouring, self care, eating, dressing, tying shoe laces, toileting.

 

Duration: One or two sessions per week.

Session time 30-60 minutes depending on age and needs.

 

 Speech Therapy

 

ECU

3rd Year Students

 

Specialised language and academic intervention on individual or small group level.

Support students’ academic and social performance through speech and language development techniques. Attention paid to language development, articulation, fluency, phonological awareness and pre-literacy skills.

 

Duration: One session per week running for 30-45 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can my child access these services?

Please either speak to your child’s teacher or Principal Megan Barnett to inquire about support services available. Support options and processes will be discussed with you, and if you choose to proceed a referral form must be completed. Following this you will be contacted by one of the university students of the identified service.

Q. What is the process for these services?

For details on different services please see the table above. Please note in the case of all psychology and social work student services, you will be contacted by the university student prior to them working with your child to discuss the process and any relevant information about your child.

Q. Are the university students who are providing the support services supervised?

All university students providing support services in the school are supervised by experienced and qualified professionals in the relevant field and the supervision sessions occur on a weekly basis.

Q. Do the university students who are providing services have working with children checks and national police clearance?

All university support students have working with children checks and national police clearances. This information has been provided to the school prior to commencement of services.

Q. Are these student records kept confidential and who is this information shared with?

Confidentiality processes have been set in place to ensure information is shared with only the identified people that the parent has provided permission for. Each service will provide updates on progress with the teacher and parent. Information shared with the teacher will depend on the nature of the service and the level of sharing agreed by the parent/guardian. If at any time you would like to discuss your child’s progress relating to the service/s provided, please request this through your class teacher, or directly with the university support student.

Q. Is there any additional work the child is expected to do outside of the support services provided?

This is optional. Some services may be able to offer specific strategies and exercises to use at home, such as speech or occupational therapy practices. If you would like additional strategies to support your child’s progress at home, please speak with your child’s teacher to request this, or speak directly with the university support student.

Q. Who do I talk to if I have any concerns or questions regarding the university student support services?

Please either speak directly to your child’s teacher, or Principal Keira van der Wal, or Louise Matthews, the school’s Partnership Coordinator on 9349 1799.

Q. Can I withdraw my child from university student services?

Parents/guardians may withdraw their child at any time from support services. If you would like to withdraw from these services, please notify your class teacher at any time to provide permission to withdraw from services.


2018 Curtin University Occupational Therapy Students (Third Year) – Overview of Services

Our Third Year Occupational Therapy Students Fionnuala Cronin, Leanne Corry-Thomas, Maddi Miller and Jake Thompson have put together this very useful PowerPoint presentation explaining the areas of focus and examples of activities they are doing with some children here at Tuart Hill Primary School.

Click below to view their presentation.

Occupational Therapy at Tuart Hill Primary School

Please contact Keira van der Wal, Principal, should you wish to discuss further the services provided by our University Students and how they may benefit your child.