Learning difficulties

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Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 1 technical report

This first in a series of reports by the Gonski Institute for Education paints a worrying picture of changed learning conditions in Australian schools. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, children’s significant access to digital technology and its impacts on learning and wellbeing had...
Report

Social care for adults aged 18–64

This analysis, produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the social care needs of adults aged 18–64. The debate about social care reform is often focused on issues facing older people, but younger adults are a large and growing part of the adult social care system...
Report

Far less than they deserve: children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals

This report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood in institutions when they should be in their community. It warns that the current system of support for those...
Report

Plans that work: employment outcomes for people with learning disabilities

This paper explores the barriers to employment for people with learning disabilities, principally in relation to support for children and young people with special educational needs, and sets out recommendations for change.
Draft report

Draft disability and learning support action plan: Engagement A3s

This draft action plan was developed with input from a range of sources, including the 2015 Learning Support Update, and the Select Committee Inquiry into Identification and Support for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Commentary

Labelling kids: the good, the bad and the ADHD

Labelling kids: the good, the bad and the ADHD By Vicky Plows, Victoria University “ADHD”, “disruptive”, “behavioural difficulties”: labels like these are applied daily to our children. But there is a growing concern amongst educators, parents and pupils that the use of such labels has...