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Inquiry into the General Health Screening of Children at Pre-Primary and Primary School Level


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:27 Nov 2008
Tabling date:21 May 2009
Date Ended:21 May 2009
Committee:Education and Health Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:1) That the Assembly directs the Standing Committee on Education and Health to undertake an inquiry into the general health screening of children at pre-primary and primary school levels, and specifically to-
a) appraise the adequacy and availability of screening processes for hearing, vision, speech, motor-skill difficulties and general health; and
b) assess access to appropriate services that address issues identified by an appropriate screening process
2) That the Member for Bassendean, the Member for Pilbara and the Member for Warnbro be co-opted to the Committee for the purpose of that inquiry
3) That the committee report to the Assembly by 18 June 2009.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
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Tabling Comments:See link below to Inquiry in 37th Parliament for the written submissions received in 2008.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Dr Peter Flett (Acting Director General, Department of Health), Ms Sharon McBride (Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service), Mr Mark Crake (Acting Director, Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Community Health), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Community Health, Department of Health), Mrs Margaret Abernethy (Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Department of Health) on 11 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Mr John Brigg (Acting Director, Inclusive Education Standards, Department of Education and Training), Ms Sue Gouldson (Acting Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy, Inclusive Education Standards, Department of Education and Training) on 11 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Mr John Brigg, Acting Director, Inclusive Education Standards, on 11 Jun 2008;Evidence by.. Department of Education and Training, Ms Sue Gouldson, Acting Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy, Inclusive Education Standards, Department of Education and Training on 11 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Peter Flett, Acting Director General, Department of Health, Ms Sharon McBride, Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Mr Mark Crake, Acting Director, Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Mr Mark Morrissey, Executive Director, Community Health, Department of Health, Mrs Margaret Abernethy, Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Department of Health on 11 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Cori Williams (Speech Pathologist, Speech Pathology Australia), Mr Stuart McKenzie (School Psychologist, President, School Psychologists’ Association), Ms Grania McCudden (Vice-President, School Psychologists’ Association), Ms Louella Vogel (Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA Branch)), Ms Leigh Dix (Early Intervention Clinical Specialist, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA Branch)), Ms Francine Hyde (Orthoptist, Orthoptic Association of Western Australia) on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Cori Williams, Speech Pathologist, Speech Pathology Australia, Mr Stuart McKenzie, School Psychologist, on 18 Jun 2008;Evidence by.. President, School Psychologists’ Association, Ms Grania McCudden, Vice-President, School Psychologists’ Association, Ms Louella Vogel, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA Branch), Ms Leigh Dix, Early Intervention Clinical Specialist, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA Branch), Ms Francine Hyde, Orthoptist, Orthoptic Association of Western Australia on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr John Wray, Paediatrician, Private, Special Interest Group of Physicians, Mr Paul Higginbotham, CEO, Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre, Mrs Philippa Hatch, Audiologist, Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre, Ms Jane Sutherland, Teacher of the Deaf, Telethon Speech and Hearing on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Ms Melinda Ashworth (Teacher, Warnbro Primary School), Ms Sharon Rimmer (Pastoral Care Coordinator, Warnbro Primary School), Mrs Carmen Gregg (Project Officer, Investing in our Youth Inc), Mrs Claire Phillips (Community Nurse, Child Health, WA Country Health Service—South West) on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Ms Melinda Ashworth, Teacher, Warnbro Primary School, Ms Sharon Rimmer, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Warnbro Primary School, Mrs Carmen Gregg, Project Officer, Investing in our Youth Inc, Mrs Claire Philipps, Community Nurse, Child Health, WA Country Health Service—South West on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr John Wray (Paediatrician, Private, Special Interest Group of Physicians), Mr Paul Higginbotham (CEO, Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre), Mrs Philippa Hatch (Audiologist, Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre), Ms Jane Sutherland (Teacher of the Deaf, Telethon Speech and Hearing) on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Ron Chalmers (Director General, Disability Services Commission), Ms Anne Lawson (Policy Officer, Disability Services Commission) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Shirley McInnes, Occupational Therapist/Resource Coordinator, RUCSN, Ms Cathy Hewick, Inclusion, Disability and Community Services Manager, RUCSN, on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Ron Chalmers, Director General, Disability Services Commission, Ms Anne Lawson, Policy Officer, Disability Services Commission on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Phillip Ridden, School Head, St Stephen’s School, Mrs Christine Benson, Teacher, St Stephen’s School on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Professor Stephen Zubrick, Head, Division of Population Sciences, on 30 Jul 2008;Evidence by.. Curtin University of Technology, Centre for Developmental Health, Associate Professor Catherine Taylor, Researcher, Curtin University and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Ms Gayle Hillen, Occupational Therapist (Private), representing OT Australia WA on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Rosemarie Candler, Speech Pathologist, Private Speech Pathologists’ Association of WA, Ms Lynne Middleton, President, Private Speech Pathologists’ Association of WA on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Shirley McInnes (Occupational Therapist/Resource Coordinator, RUCSN), Ms Cathy Hewick (Inclusion, Disability and Community Services Manager, RUCSN) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Rosemarie Candler (Occupational Therapist (Private), representing OT Australia WA, Ms Lynne Middleton (President, Private Speech Pathologists’ Association of WA) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Professor Stephen Zubrick (Head, Division of Population Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Centre for Developmental Health), Associate Professor Catherine Taylor (Researcher, Curtin University and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Dr Phillip Ridden (School Head, St Stephen’s School), Mrs Christine Benson (Teacher, St Stephen’s School) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Ms Gayle Hillen (Occupational Therapist (Private), representing OT Australia WA) on 30 Jul 2008
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Harvey Coates, Paediatric Otolaryngologist, on 6 Aug 2008;Evidence by.. Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; University of Western Australia; Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Committee on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. Mr John Brigg (Acting Director, Inclusive Education Directorate, Department of Education and Training), Ms Sallee Pettit (Principal Consultant, Care and Protection, Department of Education and Training), Ms Debra Shaw (Area Director, Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Training), Ms Kia Skonis (Principal Consultant, Department of Education and Training on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Margaret Abernethy, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Health, Mr Mark Crake, Acting Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health, Dr Peter Flett, Acting Director General, Department of Health, Ms Erin Gauntlett, Department of Health, Ms Sharon McBride, Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Mr Mark Morrissey, Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Harvey Coates (Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; University of Western Australia; Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Committee) on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. Mrs Margaret Abernethy (Senior Policy Officer, Department of Health), Mr Mark Crake (Acting Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health), Dr Peter Flett (Acting Director General, Department of Health), Ms Erin Gauntlett (Department of Health), Ms Sharon McBride (Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Child and Adolescent Community Health), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health) on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. Mr John Brigg, Acting Director, Inclusive Education Directorate, Department of Education and Training, Ms Sallee Pettit, Principal Consultant, Care and Protection, Department of Education and Training, Ms Debra Shaw, Area Director, Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Training, Ms Kia Skonis, Principal Consultant, Department of Education and Training on 6 Aug 2008
Evidence by.. MRS MARGARET ABERNETHY, (Senior Policy and Portfolio Officer, Department of Health); MR MARK CRAKE (Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health); MRS KATHRYN GATTI (Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service, Department of Health); MS ERIN GAUNTLETT (Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Department of Health); MS SHARON McBRIDE (Senior Portfolio and Police Officer, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health); MR MARK MORRISSEY (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health) on 8 Apr 2009