Swinburne and WISE to offer more support for disabled students

Students, academia and employers are working together to explore the best ways of supporting students living with disabilities. Universities need to play a greater role in preparing students with a disability for employment, according to a roundtable discussion held at Swinburne last week.

Standardised tests limit students with disability

A major challenge in assessment is how to obtain evidence about learning from students with disability. We cannot know how these students are faring with their learning if assessments or tests are structured in ways that create barriers for them. We would not expect a student who is blind, for example, to complete a paper and pencil test.

People with disability to be included in VET training

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee meeting has launched a project to help employers and educators include people with disability in work and vocational education and training.

Outcry over Vic student disability status

The body representing Victorian independent schools has rubbished claims it is inflating student disability data to receive more funding.

Improving mainstream education for children with a disability

What do you do if your child has a disability or learning difficulty and school is a constant struggle? The teacher says they are doing their best, the principal says no more can be done but you feel, strongly, that your child’s needs are not being properly met.

NDIS early intervention scheme criticised for poor training and engagement

A federal parliamentary inquiry has heard repeated criticism of the early childhood, early intervention approach being rolled out as part of the NDIS. Allied health groups and disability service providers say NDIA staff are often poorly trained, and don’t always accept advice from health professionals.