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.
Services are able to be tailored to the student and schools needs. Examples of services include:
Our therapists are experienced in working with children and can provide support, information and advice to teachers in areas like communication, concentration, participation, and social engagement. Montrose Occupational Therapist Georgie works individually with school students to complete observations, assessments and reports. She also regularly collaborates with school teachers to share her discipline specific knowledge. Read more about her Occupational Therapy work in schools here.
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 can be made for students 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. If the student attends a private school, they must have a verified disability in order to receive support through the SDSS program.