disabilities

New app to help children with disabilities stay active
New app to help children with disabilities stay active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have been awarded the 2017 Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant to roll out a free app to help Western Australian children with disabilities access leisure activities in their local communities. Lead researcher Professor Catherine Elliott, from the ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS
New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pilot program equips parents with the skills and support needed to advocate for their children under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ‘The Parent Room’ is an eight-week program, designed and run by a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Amy Conley ... Read More »

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed
Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support, says QUT Associate Professor Linda Graham. The Principal Research Fellow for the Education Faculty’s School of Cultural and Professional studies said in Australia, children with disabilities only ... Read More »

Bridging the gap for students with disabilities
Bridging the gap for students with disabilities (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A lecturer at CSU’s School of Teacher Education in Bathurst, Dr Lucie Zundans-Fraser, said a recent Senate Committee report highlights the significant disconnect between policy and practice when it comes to catering for the needs of students with disabilities and ... Read More »

NAPLAN fails children with communication impairment
NAPLAN fails children with communication impairment (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown how children with communication impairments fare far worse in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) than typical children and most have no access to speech pathology services. The research was ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

NSW parents offered free face-to-face parenting support
NSW parents offered free face-to-face parenting support (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of children with a disability in New South Wales are being offered two years of free evidence-based parenting support, under a world-first research project led by the University of Sydney. Free seminars and one-on-one parenting sessions are available through ... Read More »

Early intervention makes all the difference for children with autism
Early intervention makes all the difference for children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Julia Ilott is still in the process of completing her graduate diploma to qualify as a school teacher but she’s already had plenty of insight into how classrooms can accommodate children with a developmental condition. Her son Nathanael has autism ... Read More »

Demand for inclusive education rises
Demand for inclusive education rises (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The inclusion of students with disabilities into regular school programs was the topic of discussion at the recent Monash University Dean’s Lecture Series. The lecture, Are we preparing teachers for inclusion or exclusion? Were presented by Associate Professor Umesh Sharma, the co-ordinator ... Read More »

 
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