Special education

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Identifying gifted students – teacher misconceptions
Identifying gifted students – teacher misconceptions

‘The underachievement of gifted and high-achieving students is, in part, propagated by the dangerous myth that they will succeed regardless.’ In this reader submission, Gifted and Talented Coordinator Michelle Lucas looks at some of the misconceptions.

Practical strategies to support students with autism
Practical strategies to support students with autism

An article published in the Journal of Professional Learning explores practical strategies teachers can implement in their classroom to support students with autism. The strategies include managing the physical environment of the classroom, the benefits of using visuals and treating changes in routine.

COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school
COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school

‘For some, this transition will be filled with as much anxiety as the first day of school or the school year.’ In this reader submission, Dr Carl Leonard and Dr Gail Brown provide tips and suggestions for teachers and leaders to help manage the transition for all students, and particularly those with additional needs.

Inclusive education: A STEM tool for visually impaired students
Inclusive education: A STEM tool for visually impaired students

According to research from Vision Australia, only 24 per cent of blind or low vision people living in Australia are in full time employment. A new tool, which assists visually impaired students learn to code, aims to help increase this employment figure.

Researching education: Five further readings on autism spectrum disorder
Researching education: Five further readings on autism spectrum disorder

Understanding the challenges, as well as the strengths of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can assist teachers to address their needs in an inclusive way. Here, we take a look at five further readings on the topic.

Photo story: Learning spaces for inclusive education
Photo story: Learning spaces for inclusive education

St Paul’s College’s new campus in Melbourne is transforming the education of students with additional needs. In this photo story, we take a closer look at some of the learning spaces, and hear from the principal and architect about what’s behind the design.

Infographic: Students with disability

Advocacy group Children and Young People with Disability Australia sought the views of almost 500 parents and carers of primary and secondary students with disability for its 2019 National Education Survey. Today’s infographic looks at some of the main findings.

Music educators recognised in national award nominations
Music educators recognised in national award nominations

The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.

Intervention programs: Emphasising progress
Intervention programs: Emphasising progress

Determined to lift the literacy and numeracy results of students at her school, special education teacher Jessica Colleu Terradas and her colleagues developed an intensive, individual instruction program for lower performing students.

Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50
Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.