Service and Support

Response to Intervention Model

The role of the speech pathologist is negotiated to meet the needs of each school and is formalized in a service agreement. The school can select from a range of services base on the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, a best practice model for the provision of speech pathology services in schools.


Services available include (but are not limited to):

  • Identification, assessment and diagnosis of students with difficulties
  • Upskill and build staff capacity through professional learning sessions,  consultations and collaborative planning
  • Supporting educators side by side in class
  • Support setting up and implementing a Response to Intervention Model (RTI)
  • Setting up intervention groups and training/supporting EAs to run them
  • Providing direct tier 2/3 intervention
  • Referrals to external agencies, including CDS, NDIS and LDC
  • Program and assessment development/review support
  • Parent workshops and support
  • In-class modifications and support recommendations and modelling
  • Support for staff to implement support strategies in class that have been recommended by external healthcare providers (e.g. external SPs)


Support provided by the NEMLDC

  • Recruitment of a speech pathologist
  • Human resource management
  • School support and service review
  • Department induction and training including…
    • Curriculum
    • EALD progress maps
    • Department online PL
    • Change management
    • Best practice pedagogy
    • Collegiate support
    • Performance development
    • Access to Resources


All schools participating in the Pilot continue to have access to our Outreach services, with your school speech pathologist directing to appropriate services as required.