Substantial – Year 9 Mainstream

This video shows a Year 9 student who would be placed in the Substantial category for the purposes of the national data collection. The student is working within a small group in their classroom setting which develops a strong focus on functional life skills programs. The teacher speaks about her justification and reasoning for placing the student in the Substantial category.

Australind Senior High School is located in WA's South West Education Region. The school is an Independent Public School and a Registered Training Organisation. The student population is around 1300 students from years 7-12. Students are offered several approved specialist programs including Aviation, Japanese and the innovative Mathematics and Philosophy course.

This student is enrolled in year 9 in a mainstream school and is withdrawn into a small group for core subjects and integrated into mainstream for option classes. He has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. The environment and programs are highly structured. The core subjects that he participates in are a Direct Instruction program, ASDAN and other functional life skills programs. To participate fully in activities he requires regular direct support and close supervision.