well Learn well' program provides allied health therapy services to 8 remote state
schools in Far North and North Queensland to address the
developmental needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in
Kindergarten to Year 12. To
deliver the program, the Department of Education has engaged CheckUP Australia
who has partnered with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health
Organisations (ACCHOs), Gidgee Healing and Apunipima Cape York Health Council.
allied health therapy services include clinical psychology, occupational
therapy, psychology and speech pathology. These therapy services are provided
in the school setting, as opposed to a clinical setting, enabling an integrated
workforce of education and health professionals from ACCHOs to address the
various risk factors influencing child development and schooling outcomes.
schools in Far North and North Queensland are participating in the program.
Island State School
Peninsula Area State College
York Aboriginal Australian Academy - Coen Campus
York Aboriginal Australian Academy - Hope Vale Campus
program started in 2017, over 200 students have received allied health
objectives of the program are:
student developmental and/or learning issues through classroom observation and
providing targeted therapy as needed
home visits and introducing conversations in the home and community around
comprehensive care and specific intervention strategies
knowledge and capacity of school staff to identify learning difficulties and
implementing evidence-based strategies in the classroom environment.
service delivery model is a holistic approach to therapy by involving the
school, student, family and wider community to address the underlying causes
and/or developmental needs that may be contributing to learning and behavioural
issues at school.
receive individual and/or group therapy sessions from one or multiple
disciplines inside or outside the classroom. A student can also receive therapy
Be well Learn well service delivery model outlines the pathway of service, from
identification of students who may benefit from therapy, to strategies that may
be implemented in the home and classroom to support student needs. A student
can also be referred to other local health care providers.
For more details contact State Schools – Indigenous Education: email@example.com.