Treverton Preparatory School hosts the LEAP Centre. LEAP refers to “Learning Enhancement to Access Potential.” This is a multi-disciplinary team that consists presently of an educational psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, learning support teams and facilitators. The LEAP team, as they are referred to, are managed by the educational psychologist on site. All the specialists operate from the school campus, but are privately contracted to the parents of the school and greater community.
An educational psychologist provides an opportunity for educational assessment and emotional support in the context of therapy. Assessments aims to measure intellectual, cognitive, academic, and emotional development to help understand a child’s overall functioning. Therapy provides emotional and social support in the specific context of school, family and development. Natalie Hutton is currently the educational psychologist in the LEAP team.
A speech therapist in schools targets speech sounds, fluency and voice disorders. A speech therapist also deals with language, literacy, social communication and cognitive communication skills. The speech therapist on site is currently Tracy Barrett.
An occupational therapist works on developing the necessary sensory processing, fine motor, gross motor and visual perceptual ‘building blocks’ for successful participation in age-appropriate play, school work and daily life. Occupational therapy is offered by Kelly Pellew currently.
The LEAP team also has assistants who do learning support for learners who need additional tutoring. Currently, there is support for the foundation phase and senior phase by a variety of individuals. Learning support is contracted privately.
The LEAP team also assist with providing facilitation to learners who require in-class support. These facilitators are contracted privately to the parents and work on an individual basis.