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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Staff Profile‍‍‍

‍‍‍Helen ‍‍‍Farrell

Position: Education Support / Language Support

Year Levels Taught: ‍‍‍P‍‍‍redominately Early Years as in Intervention, but students from across whole school in some areas‍‍‍

Educational Philosophy: To provide a safe, inclusive and engaging environment that supports learning abd personal development

Bio...Employed at Warrnambool Primary school since 2007. Originally I worked as an Integration Aide with a student with Cerebral Palsy. At the same time I was involved with a student also with Cerebral Palsy but also severe Dyspraxia. I have also supported a student with a condition that required gross and fine motor support, as well as classroom. I have been interested and involved in Speech Therapy since the beginning. I have supported a number of students with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Articulation issues. I enjoy a close relationship with the Network Speech Pathologists who provide support and advice to me. I have completed training in Autism Spectrum Issues, Cued Articulation and iPads. Since 2012 I have been operating the Language Support Programme which mainly works with oral language – Phonetics, Sentence Building and Grammar. I am also involved in Pragmatic sessions with students where we look at social behaviours, conversation, Positive People, meditation and the Sensory Garden.