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Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which people do not experience sensory input in a ‘normal’ way. It is a neurological disorder where the brain and nervous system have difficulty processing sensory information. The condition is not uncommon, with about 1 in 20 children affected. When a child has a sensory processing disorder, the brain has difficulty integrating and organising the external sensory information the body is receiving through the nervous system. This means it is more difficult for the child to learn and can often result in behavioural difficulties.
Early & Delayed Entry to Prep
Prep eligibility for children in Queensland is from the beginning of the school year in which they turn the age of 5 years by 30 June. Also note that from 2017, that is is mandatory for all Queensland children to attend Prep prior to commencing Year 1.
The Queensland Department of Education and Training specifies that "Early or delayed entry to Prep are options which may be considered in certain circumstances and where it is in a child's best educational interests".
Child Protection for Qld
As part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program, the Queensland Government is undertaking a comprehensive redesign of the Child Protection Act 1999 to better support families and protect children.
Between September 2015 and March 2016, the department consulted with Queenslanders and insights were gathered through community forums, written submissions, meetings, focus groups and small group sessions.