When it comes to inclusive education, England has gone backwards, with more and more students placed in segregated provision or excluded from educational opportunities.
How can we better prepare and support teachers for the reality of diverse Australian classrooms?
Every school should should have at least one qualified special education teacher, and Australia should invest in a recognised pathway to be qualified.
Our societies would be kinder and better places overall if we considered what we can and do learn from autism.
A medical model tends to see disability as an individual impairment, but disability — including autism — is part of all of our precarious, precious lives.
Betsy Devos has been busy advancing a conservative education agenda since her confirmation earlier this year.
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From student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy.
The right app can help a child with dyslexia.
Dyslexic? There's an app for that.
In a world of their own?
Teenagers need to make friends outside their own cliques – and schools should help them.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder need targeted support and funding to suit their individual needs and interests.
A review has been announced into school policies in Canberra after it was reported that a school was restraining a child with Autism in a cage-like structure.
Mainstreamed, but left out.
A relentless focus on test results is alienating children with special needs.
I didn’t get the joke.
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Bullying can affect anyone at any time, but young people with autism are especially vulnerable. The results can be devastating. Not being able to keep up with the teasing banter that often takes place…
Parents often know best how to help their kids overcome barriers to learning.
Olesia Bilkei/Shutterstock. Cognitive development photo
How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research. Debates continue over whether certain conditions exist or not, or if they are “over…