In South Australia, speech and language classes (SLCs) are junior primary special options. Each SLC has places for 8 students who present with severe developmental language disorder and/or a profound speech sound disorder. The SLCs are staffed with a full-time teacher with support from a full-time school services officer and a part-time speech pathologist.
The Junior Primary Speech and Language Class Placement and Transition process describes the process for placement of students in South Australian Department for Education junior primary speech and language classes. It applies to all staff in preschools and schools (including speech and language programs), Student Support Services (SSS) and Disability Policy and Programs (DPP) staff and is linked to the specialised education options for children and students with disability placement procedure.
For more information contact the Senior Speech Pathologist, Student Support Services, located at the local education offices listed below to discuss eligibility, suitability and other information that may be relevant to a decision to refer.
Elizabeth South – 8204 8200 – Ingle Farm & Munno Para Primary Schools
Felixstow – 8366 8800 – Stradbroke Primary School
Flinders Park – 8416 7333 – Lockleys & Paringa Park Primary Schools
Noarlunga – 8207 3700 – Morphett Vale East Primary School