Living with Disability Research Centre Research Seminar Series

Event status:

June Seminar

Date:
Wednesday 10 June 2020 03:00 pm until Wednesday 10 June 2020 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Dr David Henderson
lids@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Living with Disability Research Centre
Type of Event:
Public

IMPORTANT: Due to the social distancing measures still in place across Victoria, this Seminar will be hosted on Zoom. To join us via Zoom, please email lids@latrobe.edu.au requesting the Zoom link.

3:00pm - Professor Teresa Iacono

Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Development of the La Trobe Reasonable Adjustments for Inclusive Education rating scale

Current Australian government initiatives focus on determining the number of students in school who require reasonable adjustments to meet their curriculum learning needs and the levels of adjustments required. However, the nature and quality of reasonable adjustments, and how to measure quality remain unexplored. The La Trobe Reasonable Adjustments for Inclusive Education (RAIE) rating scale is the outcome measure being used in a study into the effectiveness of implicit instruction in designing supports to facilitate the inclusion of students with disability in mainstream primary school education. In this presentation, its development and perspectives of an expert panel will be described, and the process for determining inter-rater reliability and results reported.

4:00 pm - Dr Jo Spong

Lecturer, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University

A randomised control trial of shifting perceptions to enhance inclusive school education of students with disability through reasonable adjustments

Within a Social Model of Disability (SMD), inclusion occurs when reasonable adjustments are made to enable access to mainstream processes and structures by accommodating needs that arise from a person’s impairment. Within the education context, expectations that schools will implement reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities are embedded in legislation and policy. Current initiatives support teacher judgements about the level of adjustments required by students but not in designing quality reasonable adjustments for individual students to ensure their inclusion in school curriculum and social activities. This presentation provides a description of the design and methods to test the premise that embedding the SMD into training will improve the quality of reasonable adjustments designed by stakeholders in the education of students with disability.

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