Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service 2015 Registrations are Now Open!
The Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service (DSISS) provides direct support in the classroom for teachers to assist with practical teaching issues such as curriculum adjustment and positive behaviour support to improve the learning outcomes for students with Down syndrome and their classmates.
The approach taken is always collaborative; the teacher is the expert in the individual classroom, whereas Down Syndrome Victoria has extensive expertise supporting students with Down syndrome. The DSISS education consultants work alongside the teacher to identify the resources and strategies that will best suit the particular needs of their student, the teaching style of the teacher, and the culture of the classroom.
Annual DSISS subscription includes:
> Curriculum adjustment
> Goal setting
> Demonstration teaching
> Positive behaviour support
> Assistance at SSG / strategy sessions
> Assistance sourcing specialist resources
> Assistance with individual learning plan development
Three school visits per year or 9 hours email & phone consultation as required
Use of specialist DSISS classroom resources
Assistance in a range of areas such as:
For more information about the Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service click here or contact Down Syndrome Victoria on (03) 9486 9600.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood is supporting the DSISS by funding the service at no cost to government mainstream schools for a number of transition students. For more information about No Cost Inclusion Support for 2015, or to register, click here.