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Supporting inclusive practice

What does effective, contemporary inclusive practice look like at the secondary level for students with disability? At a time of significant change in the field of disability support in schools, this is a question worth considering, write Dr Julie McMillan and Dr Jane Jarvis from Flinders University.

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Social robot trial in special needs school

Designed to enhance learning and engagement, La Trobe University researchers have unveiled an interactive social robot designed as a classroom companion for special needs schools.

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Scanning Pens recognised once again

For the third year running, Scanning Pens has been announced as a finalist for the 2019 Bett Awards, which recognises innovative and creative education technology solutions.

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Specialist autism program rolls out in WA

The Western Australian Government has announced additional schools will begin offering a specialist learning program for students with autism spectrum disorder over the next two years.

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NAPLAN, PISA results

Trial program for students with disabilities

Over 100 schools across Victoria will take part in a pilot program that aims to better assess the learning requirements of students with disabilities and additional needs.

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Scanning Pens: Encouraging independence

Using clever technology, Scanning Pens is helping students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia to read independently and become more engaged in the classroom.

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