SpeakUP is a free program to build skills and confidence for students aged 7-16 with a disability who attend mainstream schools in Queensland.
How is it delivered?
Each young person has six online video sessions facilitated by an allied health staff member, held out of school time across the school term.
During the sessions, the facilitator supports the young person to identify and express a small, achievable goal related to participation at school, and then works through challenges they might come up against.
Involvement of parents or carers (called allies) is key to the success of the program, as they are the main support in the young person’s participation journey.
There are two learning online modules for allies to watch about the goal setting process and help to build resilience in their young person and two online Zoom sessions to attend with other allies participating at the same time in the program.
This unique short-term online program offers six sessions guided by a facilitator to help kids reach their goals. The program is open to children with or without an NDIS plan.