Posted by: quokkagirl | February 23, 2011

Who is Quokkagirl? – An Update

There are a number of reasons for this blog.  To create an open format to discuss the area of learning disabilities with interested individuals.  To share and gather relevant information that can assist people dealing with the issues that arise from learning disabilities.   To develop a forum for debate concerning the political and social justice aspects of learning disabilities and  focus on providing  informed, timely and positive support.

At the moment, I am working with the Kitimat Community Services Society developing workshops that will provide information to parents of children with learning disabilities.  Issues covered will include: student rights and responsibilities, assessment, in-class support options, rememdiation progams and coordinating with local schools and community groups.  As well, I am currently a EdD candidate at Murdoch University in the area of Inclusive Education conducting research on teacher’s perceptions of their experiences with students with learning difficulties.   For the past 16 years, I have worked with students with learning disabilities in a number of capacities including classroom teacher, specialised tutor, community college instructor and educational services provider in Australia, the United States and Canada.

  I look forward to hearing from those interested in contributing to this conversation.

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