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Therapy in Schools

Montrose is funded by the Department of Education (DoE) to deliver Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS).

The SDSS program is designed to support schools to enhance learning outcomes for students who require significant educational adjustments.

It does this through the engagement of therapy supports. These supports and how they are delivered are directed by the school, in conjunction with the therapist.

Funded supports include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.

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Download our information sheet (pdf) which includes examples of the services our therapists can provide.

Types of Support

Services are able to be tailored to the student and schools needs. Examples of services include: –

  • Collaboration with school staff to set goals and measure outcomes
  • Individual student observation, assessment, therapy and reports
  • School programs and practical strategies
  • Staff meetings, education and training
  • SDSS funded therapists are able to work holistically with DoE therapists, to ensure approaches and goals are complimentary.

Key benefits of the SDSS Program

  • This program is delivered at no cost to the school or student.
  • The SDSS program allows schools to access therapists to support engagement of students at school.
  • How supports are delivered is flexible, and is able to be tailored to the school and student’s need. Services can be delivered via TeleTherapy if that is more efficient for the school and student.

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Information for parents

To receive SDSS funding, students need to obtain a completed School Request for Support form – parents should discuss this directly with the school or call Montrose on 1800 193 362 for more information on this process.

Support in school with SDSS funding is separate from NDIS funding.

Find out more about Montrose Therapy services here.

Referrals from Schools

Referrals can be made for students with a verified disability who require significant levels of educational adjustments. A referral must be made by the child’s school with the consent of the parent or caregiver.

Download our SDSS School Therapy Referral Form by clicking the button below or call us on 1800 193 362 for more information. Alternatively, send us an email here.

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You can access Montrose Physio, OT and Speech Pathology using TeleTherapy

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Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

1800 193 362

Or visit one of our Queensland support centres

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