Research to Practice series: Consulting students with disability

On Wednesday 6 May 2020, the Queensland Department of Education Reading Centre coordinated the first Research to Practice Series event. The Research to Practice series brings together researchers and practitioners to help bridge the gap between science and clinical practice with a focus on reading and writing. This session was presented live via Zoom and attended by over 180 participants.

Ms Haley Tancredi from the QUT Centre for Inclusive Education discussed the obligation to consult students about the adjustments that they receive. Then, she gave an overview of the literature that informs practice when educators and other professionals consult students with reading, writing and communication difficulties. Finally, she discussed her own research, which investigated a process for student consultation and collaborative design and implementation of reasonable adjustments, between teachers and a speech pathologist.

Ms Jennifer Peach, the Reading Centre’s Principal Speech Language Advisor explored student consultation as a key strategy in supporting the reading and writing development of all students and in facilitating access to year level curriculum.

The session wrapped up with a question and answer session, facilitated by Ms Donna Arulogun, Senior Speech Language Advisor, The Reading Centre.

Click on the video below to watch the recording. Click here to download the Research to Practice Series handout.



Start Date: 06/05/2020 [add to calendar]