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Inquiry Details

Early Intervention into Learning Difficulties

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 16 September 2003 Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 15 October 2003 Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 29 October 2003

Reference Report to House, 29 August 2000, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 58, Item 25. 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 difficulties. 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 schooling.

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 difficulties. 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 schooling.


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