special needs

The key to young people with autism thriving after school
The key to young people with autism thriving after school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young people on the autism spectrum believe their children’s unique skills will help them achieve their full potential if workplaces are flexible and modified to suit their individual needs, new research led by the Curtin University Autism Research ... Read More »

Some students with disabilities more likely to be exempted from NAPLAN
Some students with disabilities more likely to be exempted from NAPLAN (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Victorian primary school students supported through a targeted disability program are more likely to be exempted from sitting NAPLAN, new research shows. The Working Paper study, commissioned by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (VDET), was conducted by Professor ... 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 »

Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours
Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is plenty of research telling us what most of us already suspected; that parents of children with disabilities are much more prone to stress, anxiety, depression and relationship strain than other parents. We also know that the level of ... Read More »

Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes
Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The learning outcomes of students with special needs in Western Australian classrooms could be boosted with the introduction of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology, including iPads, to deliver educational programs, according to Associate Professor Dianne Chambers at The University of ... 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 »

A sports program for special kids
A sports program for special kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Groups of secondary school students are having a unique opportunity to develop their sports skills through a program run by uni students enrolled in two of Victoria University’s sports degrees. The Adapted Physical Education Program is a unit in the ... Read More »

Subsidies change incentives for adoption of foster children
Subsidies change incentives for adoption of foster children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The structure of a federal program that provides monthly subsidies to promote the adoptions of special needs children in foster care may actually be delaying some adoptions, according to a new study by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles. ... Read More »

 
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