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Inclusive Education in South Australia: Rhetoric or Reality?
On Monday 19th October 2020, I (Leanne) was invited to be part of an ABC radio interview to discuss the education of students with disability in South Australia. In particular, the discussion centred on the education of a five-year-old boy named Nate, who has several disabilities. Nate is starting school
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Book Review: Hearing Maud
Author: Jessica White Publisher: UWA Publishing Year: 2019 Themes: deafness, sign language, speech, presume competence, disability, family and resilience ‘Hearing Maud’ is a brilliant hybrid work of personal memoir and biography by Jessica White. It is told through the lens of deaf studies. It recounts the author’s experience of deafness at
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Book Review: Everything I’ve Never Said
Author: Samantha Wheeler Publisher: University of Queensland Press Year: 2018 Themes: Presume competence, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), disability, siblings, family and resilience The key theme of this book is to presume competence in people with disabilities because everyone has a voice, regardless of whether they can communicate in traditional
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Learning Styles versus Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Within education, there is the continual search for ‘best practice’, a ubiquitous term  that has been applied to a range of approaches from evidence-based practices through to untested commercial programs that form the basis of a profit-making business model. Within the latter category, some programs are based on misconceptions about
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Research in the Classroom: Using Photo Analysis to Support Inclusion
The use of photos and videos is a well-established approach to data collection for research. Most teachers take photos and videos of their class once they have gained consent from parents and guardians. With little effort, photos and videos of everyday scenes from your classroom can be utilised as a