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In this section you will find information for parents about the RTLB Service and current links and resources for learning at home.

RTLB Parent Liaison contacts:

For queries about partnering with RTLBs for learning supports: Sandi Sebestian:

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helpful websites

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Common Abbreviations


BAS: Bilingual Assessment Service

PHN: Public Health Nurse

SWIS: Social Workers in Schools

SLT: Speech Language Therapist

OT: Occupational Therapist

PT: Physiotherapist

AOD: Advisor of the Deaf

AOB: Advisor of the Blind

RTLit: Resource Teacher of Literacy

SENCo: Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

LSC: Learning Support Coordinator

ORS: Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

ESOL: English Speakers of other Language

LS: Learning Support Ministry of Education (Spec. Ed) Special Education (previously known as GSE or MoESE)

DARE: Drug Abuse Resistance Education (NZ Police/Youth workers)

Starship: Children’s Hospital part of Auckland Hospital

Kari Centre: Children’s Mental Health Auckland District

Whirinaki: Children’s Mental Health Manukau

Oranga Tamariki, formerly CYFS: Child Youth and Family Services

Te Whatu Ora, formerly ADHB: Auckland District Health Board


PB4L: Positive Behaviour for Learning

ART: Aggression Replacement Training

IYT: Incredible Years Teacher Programme

IYP: Incredible Years Parent Programme

IYA: Incredible Years Autism (for Teachers)


ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

ODD: Oppositional Defiance Disorder

FASD: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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