Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 16 September 2003
Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 15 October 2003
Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 29 October 2003
That the Standing Committee on Social Issues inquire into and report on early
intervention into learning difficulties during the early childhood years (ages
0-8), including the following:
The appropriate role of parents, government departments, non-government
agencies and educational organisations in the development, delivery and
evaluation of early intervention programs.
The adequacy of roles and responsibilities and interagency cooperation around
early intervention programs for learning difficulties in NSW.
The ways in which early intervention practice in NSW might be informed by
practice in other States of Australia and overseas, including evidence of the
impact of early intervention on child protection, juvenile justice and
intensive education programs.
Research into world's best practice in developing effective strategies to
increase awareness and responsibility for assisting families in parenting
skills, identifying learning idfficulties and early intervention.
Maximising the effectiveness of assessment and early identification in ensuring
improved learning outcomes from schooling for children experiencing learning
Support available to families and communities to enable them to be better able
to assist their children with learning difficulties.
Any other relevant matters.
The primary emphasis of the Inquiry is on the evaluation and development of
programs for children with learning difficulties who with appropriate early
intervention would be able to achieve age appropriate outcomes throughout their