OTs in School April 2024

Back in May 2023, OTA provided evidence to inform an inquiry into funding for children and students with additional learning needs in public schools and preschools in South Australia (SA). Last week the final report was released.

Several of the recommendations are pleasing, including a recommendation which calls for the Department for Education to ensure all SA Government schools have adequate numbers of occupational therapists to provide timely student supports and assist in developing and coordinating whole of school, evidence-based learning support programs.

The recommendations have been referred to the SA Minister for Education for response. We will be monitoring the progress of this issue and providing additional feedback when opportunities arise.

Members can read OTA’s submissions and the final report on the Committees website.  

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