What Does It Mean To Prepare Allied Health Students For The NDIS?
The Future Allies research found that what NDIS providers and participants really expect of educators is to focus on developing students’ general clinical and professional skills. While, some background knowledge about the NDIS is assumed, largely, providers expect that they will have a key role in teaching students about the NDIS – its practices and ways of working.
Educators don’t need to think of NDIS placements as requiring any burdensome additional preparation – like any placement, it’s about ensuring students have a good grounding in practical clinical and professional skills.
You can hear from NDIS participants and providers on their expectations of Allied Health students and their educators in preparing for placement.
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Provides a summary of key things for educators to do in preparing students for successful NDIS placements.
Resources To Share With Allied Health Students
Provides background about the NDIS to help students understand the context they will be working in.
Helps students establish and manage their goals to ensure they get the most out of their NDIS placement.
- Learn more: Goal-setting for student placements
- Learn more: SMART goal-setting for student placements
- Download summary PDF: SMART goal-setting for student placements
- Download summary PDF: SMART goal-recording for student placements
Explores the importance of assessment and reporting practices in the NDIS, and their implications for NDIS participant outcomes.
Resources To Share With NDIS Providers
Explores what providers can expect from their Allied Health students and what they can do for participants.
- Learn more: What to expect from students in NDIS student placements
- Download Summary PDF: What to expect from students in NDIS student placements
Provides insight on how providers can deliver a good learning experience for Allied Health students and how supervisors can also draw personal benefits from that experience.
- Learn more: Being ineffective supervisor for NDIS student placements
- Download summary PDF: Being an effective supervisor for NDIS student placements
Many providers worry about what to do if a placement is not working for them, their participants and/or the student. This resource provides strategies and approaches for dealing with this situation.