The R-7 Learning Centre (Unit for students with severe multiple disabilities), is a part of Kidman Park Primary School and was established in 1994 to cater for students with severe multiple disabilities living in the Western Region of Adelaide.
The Learning Centre is designed for 16 students with severe multiple disabilities between the ages of 5 and 14. The students participate in a curriculum based program, with the emphasis on Language and Communication, Maths, Health and P.E. (mobility).
The curriculum needs of the students are worked out in collaboration with the teachers, parents/caregivers, conductor and therapists through the process of a negotiated education plan (NEP). School services officers also support the students throughout the day. Special emphasis is also placed on interaction with students from the wider school community. While most of the student’s program occurs in the Learning Centre, all students are teamed with age appropriate buddies and are involved in inclusion programs in mainstream classrooms.