Malu Os - Special Education Unit
Malu Os is a Special Education Unit at Tagai State College. It is based on Thursday Island.
The Special Education teachers at Malu Os
provide support to all students with a verified disability across Tagai
State College. Malu Os teachers travel to all Islands in the Torres
Strait to provide Special Education support to students with a
disability and their class teachers.
Malu Os teachers also provide early
intervention to children aged 0 - school age who have a diagnosed
disability or are in the process of being assessed for a disability.
At Malu Os we work to ensure each child is
working on an educational program that best suits their needs. This can
be different for every child. For some children we support the class
teacher to make adjustments to the regular curriculum and for other
students it may mean participating in an alternative curriculum. Class
teachers and Malu Os teachers work together to write a curriculum plan
to ensure that all students are actively engaged in the Essentials.
Students with a verified disability have an
Educational Adjustment Profile (EAP), which looks at the levels of
support they need in accessing and participating the following domains:
- Social participation and emotional wellbeing
- Health and personal care
- Learning environment and access
Malu Os staff assist schools to implement the
5 Point Plan that provides a systematic approach to ensuring that all
campuses are making adjustments to cater for learning needs of children
who have a conductive hearing loss.
Our parent group, the YUMI Way Family
Reference group helps to guide us in deciding what is best practice for
teaching Students with Disabilities in the Torres Strait Islands.