Tailored Individual Education Plans (IEP)
Pacific Hope Christian School is an inclusive and caring Christian Education community delivering the NESA curriculum for Years 1-12, providing compassionate support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Our goal is to provide appropriate educational experiences for your child. The Individual Education Plan (IEP) supports the unique needs of each student by fostering their abilities, needs, interests and curriculum requirements.
Your child’s IEP is developed through collaborative partnerships with parents, caregivers and specialised professionals all working as a team to ensure the educational journey of each student is unique to their needs.
Uniquely Crafted Learning Areas
The IEP guides the direction of your child’s unique learning journey to implement meaningful academic, non-academic and life-skills learning experiences whilst cultivating Christian character, communication and social skills.
Learning Objectives and Strategies
Your child’s IEP will include short and long-term goals connected to their individual learning objectives. Personalised monitoring of the strategies, developmental outcomes and processes help us evaluate progress and further tailor student IEPs for effective learning.
To optimise the development of a uniquely tailored IEP for your child, we assess each student with reference to a specialist report from a professional healthcare provider. This pertains to children who meet the eligibility criteria for Intellectual Disability with a mild to moderate range of impairment as well as those who meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
For a diagnosis of Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability, your child's full-scale IQ score must fall three to four standard deviations below the mean on an approved individual intelligence test. Additional information on formal assessments of adaptive skills and school performance (if applicable) that align with or fall below this range of scores is also required to confirm and support the diagnosis.
Families wishing to enrol their child at Pacific Hope under the Autism Spectrum criteria need to provide a current diagnosis under the DSM-5 from a specialist medical practitioner or registered psychologist with relevant clinical expertise. This report should provide detailed information about your child's disorder. Documented evidence should highlight a developmental disability impacting both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as social interaction, significantly affecting your child's learning abilities in the school environment. Information regarding a functional assessment consistent with the diagnosed disorder is also required.