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The teacher, a dance movement therapist at a school for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, talks about the strategies she uses to engage students in movement in a challenging context. At a professional development session the teacher discusses the strategies she uses to support the intellectual development of her students and what assessment practices might be used in this particular school context.
Sunshine Special Developmental School is a coeducational government special school located in the metropolitan location of Sunshine, Victoria. The movement classes are based on respecting each of the students’ movement styles and supporting them to discover and progress to finding new forms of preferred movement.
  • In what ways do you support colleagues to identify teaching strategies for those students whose physical, social or intellectual development does not follow typical paths?
  • How might you adjust your approach to assessment based on the individual characteristics of your students?
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Offline package - Student movement