Specialist Services

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist from Next Challenge visits Queen of Apostles School every Monday. Parents are asked to book directly through Next Challenge and referrals for occupational therapy services at the school are accepted across all year groups.

Speech Therapy

A speech pathologist from Next Challenge visits Queen of Apostles School every Monday. Parents are asked to book directly through Next Challenge and referrals for speech therapy services at the school are accepted across all year groups.

Kindy and Pre-Primary Screen

Parents of children in Kindy and Pre-Primary have the option of Next Challenge conducting an OT and speech screening each year at the end of Term 1. The school’s Early Years Learning Support Coordinator will provide parents with more information in mid Term 1.

This screen includes:

  • Speech sound development and speech clarity
  • Fluency of speech (stuttering)
  • Word and sentence use
  • Comprehension and understanding
  • Following multiple instructions and steps
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Core body strength and posture
  • Sensory processing issues

A short written report will be provided following the assessment. Private health rebates may apply if you have private health insurance, which covers speech pathology services – please check with your provider if you are unsure.

Contact Details
Next Challenge
(08) 9201 0707
Suite 3-4/14 Main Street Osborne Park 6017
Email: enquiries@nextchallenge.com.au
Website: https://www.nextchallenge.com.au/

Social Worker

A Social Worker is available every Monday and Tuesday to assist students, teachers, parents and the school community to solve a range of social and emotional problems. Referral to our Social Worker can be directly from parents or teachers in consultation with parents.

Contact Details
Tracy Small
Email: tracy.small@cewa.edu.au
Ph: 9376 8500 (Admin)

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