Student observations to accompany a Speech Pathologist referral

Year Level: Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2, Years 3 to 6

This form provides PLD’s recommended observations to accompany a referral of a student to a Speech Pathologist. It lists various observations for receptive language (understanding or comprehension), expressive language (oral language), attention, literacy skills, speech and social skills.

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    Year 1 & 2 Parent Education Sheets and Downloads

    This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work together. To support this, PLD offers an extensive range of parent milestone information sheets and videos. These resources are ideal to be disseminated to parents and the wider community through […]

    This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work

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    Early Years to Year 6 Assessment Schedule

    The following Early Years to Year 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from which schools can adapt their scheduling. While some students will progress faster and some slower, these plans should be considered for the bulk of students. Screening and tracking is an […]

    The following Early Years to Year 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from

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    PLD’s Decodable Reading Books Catalogue

    Decodable readers present text that can be read using the decoding skills students have acquired. In the context of reading, students are then able to practice the phonic concepts that have been taught explicitly and systematically. For age-appropriate Foundation students, PLD’s recommends the introduction of decodable reading books within Term 2. Decodable Reading Books should […]

    Decodable readers present text that can be read using the decoding skills students have acquired. In the context of reading, students are then able to

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    Year 1 & 2 Early Reading Screen

    The Early Reading Screen presents an evidence-based alternative to whole-language reading assessments

    The Year 1 & 2 Early Reading Screen is a quick single-word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and phonic complexity.

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

  • Student observations to accompany a Speech Pathologist referral
    PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum

    How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?

    In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.  

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