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Welcome to Supporting Students with Additional Needs.

Here, you will learn about what inclusivity means in the context of disability.

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Asses the inclusivity of your own teaching practices;
  • Assess whether a student has sufficient learning support; and
  • Make recommendations for inclusivity at your school.

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In Australia, it is unlawful to discriminate against students with disabilities in their education. The term ‘disability’ in regard to this legislation covers physical, intellectual, mental, and medical impairments as well as learning differences. Education providers must therefore make reasonable adjustments to enable a student with a disability to participate in their education on the same basis as a student without a disability. Does the country you are teaching in have similar legislation, and does your school have any inclusive policies or practices?
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