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  • Diversity when?

    The Disability Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is hearing about the appalling treatment and exclusion of children in schools across the nation. I ran some training for managers of learning support  last year and we explored the findings from a 2017 report by the NSW ombudsman into behaviour […]

  • Creativity and divergent thinking

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      The government’s plan  to increase the cost of arts degrees, putting them out of reach of many, seems short sighted thinking. The arts have suffered through the pandemic with many musicians, dancers and visual artists unable to access funds from job seeker.  We need the arts. Many of us have relied heavily on reading […]

  • Talking with children

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    It’s been such a delight to watch my grandchildren develop. I am especially fond of the emergent language  and the sense of play that children can bring to communication. Play is where much of the action takes place and the delight of the 12 month old child is evident when he gives you an object […]