Woodbury is a small independent school for students with Autism catering for children in years Kindergarten through to Year 6.
It is the only school of its kind in Australia. We utilise the principles of ABA therapy and we aim to provide students with the necessary learning skills to lead happy and independent lives.
Our goal is for all students to participate in less restrictive settings
In the form of transitioning to a support class or unit within a mainstream school
In the form of community participation and increased independence
To achieve this, we provide a variety of different class structures focusing on the teaching of individual skills and systematic fading out of staffing ratios.
Our classes are grouped based on abilities
To achieve independence and success in a school setting it is important that teaching occurs fluidly across a variety of situations, context and scenarios.
Woodbury places a large emphasis on the generalization and maintenance of skills by incorporating these concepts within our everyday instruction.
To provide a functional learning environment individualized instruction is presented across one-to-one and group settings.
School uniforms are an important part of the school environment as they enhance cohesiveness, encourage inclusivity and promote school spirit.
For some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder sensory processing difficulties, challenges related to coping with changes in routine and difficulty in processing changing to rules and expectations can make wearing a specific uniform a challenge.
The opportunity to practise wearing a school uniform, in a supportive environment such as Woodbury, not only promotes our school ethos and community as a whole, but also helps prepare our students for future school placements.
‘Woodbury’s’ commitment to regular communication with parents and caregivers all help to keep you extremely well informed of your child’s progress and goals and make you feel very much a part of their education.
As a family we could not be happier with ‘Woodbury’ and would not hesitate to recommend it to any other family who is searching for an educational institution that is wholeheartedly committed to providing the best level of education possible for children on the Autism Spectrum.