Student Centred Appraisal of Need (SCAN)

All schools in the ACT are required to make reasonable adjustments for students with disability at the time of their enrolment and during the course of their education, ensuring they have the support they need to successfully access and participate in the school curriculum, programs and activities in the company of their peers.

If a student receives Disability Education support at school, the student may need to be assessed in a professional Appraisal meeting (Student Centred Appraisal of Need meeting). Appraisal meetings determine the extent of the student’s needs in a variety of areas including communication, mobility, personal care and safety, social development and curriculum. Parents and carers are encouraged to attend these meetings, which are guided by a trained moderator.


SCAN Booklet (2015) for Parents and Staff

Websites of Interest

ACT Education and Training Disability Education Website

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