This toolkit helps teachers provide an inclusive education to students with communication support needs.

All students with communication support needs have the potential to learn, achieve and thrive, yet this goes unrealised if they are not understood in their schooling years. 

We have collaborated with educators, speech pathologists, students with communication support needs and their families, and the Victorian Department of Education to provide teachers with the latest information and practical step-by-step recommendations for supporting students with little or no speech, so that they may reach their highest potential both academically and socially. 

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description of the teachers toolkit

Contents of the teachers toolkit - behaviour and social supports

Use the menu on the left to navigate through the topics, or go straight to the Teacher's Checklist and navigate from there.

We gratefully acknowledge the supporters of this project, who have enabled it to be provided as a free resource to teachers and who have contributed to its development.  In particular, we thank the funders of the project, the NDIS, and all the reference committee members, including principals, teachers, students, allied health professionals, parents and the Victorian Department of Education, who all gave generously of their time and insights.

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