April 19, 2017

A refreshing change…

Speech Pathologist, Esther Joliffe reflects on the learnings and benefits of a career move from private practice to a not-for-profit early childhood intervention service in regional NSW.
April 6, 2017

Connecting beyond diagnosis. A social worker’s approach to supporting families.

Families often talk about the range of strong emotions experienced around the time of diagnosis of disability for their child and there is research sbout the influence of the way a diagnosis is received impacting on families for years to come. In this blog, Jessica Maccallum, Social Worker from the Disability Specialist Unit, Burwood talks about the ways she works with families around the time of diagnosis, and a checklist she uses to ensure information and support is responsively and consistently provided.
March 16, 2017

Are We the Same?

Ithia Farah shares an innovative program which supports inclusion through drawing and symbolic representation. As the facilitator, parents and other professionals and children draw their feelings, experiences and opinions, they started to unpack bias.
December 9, 2016

Early childhood inclusion, my most meaningful career moments.

November 10, 2016

Supporting inclusion in early childhood settings

This blog written by Dr Coral Kemp, of Macquarie University Special Education Centre reflects on some of the barriers to successful early childhood inclusion and suggests some potential solutions. Dr Coral Kemp has had a long history of research, practice and writing about early childhood intervention in Australia and internationally.