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Caroline Dock is a research assistant at the University of Newcastle and visual artist. She uses Creative Arts and Physical Education as intervention strategies for child development. Working closely with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists she has been developing innovative strategies to support those children with ‘atypical’ disability diagnosis. Caroline regularly engages with politicians and public bodies as an advocate for the disability rights of children.
Internationally one in fifteen children have suspected dyspraxia. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States, speech and occupational therapists and physiotherapists all agree that early intervention can help children with dyspraxia overcome these challenges and be successful participants in education and the wider society. Key to suc...
Research has demonstrated a disproportionate number of young offenders in Remand Centres have dyspraxia as primary diagnosis. One in 15 children has suspected dyspraxia, yet formal school systems failing to meet the learning needs of these children who are intellectually able. Drama is a curriculum subjects that allows dyspraxic students to demonst...
We should see significant changes for children with disabilities in NSW schools if the recently released recommendations by the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the education of children with disabilities are acted upon. These changes will significantly improve the lives of children with disabilities. The impact on families of NSW children with disab...
We were extremely disturbed by the increasing reports of children with disability across Australia being abused and discriminated against, and by what we saw as a systemic exclusion of children with disability from education. As researchers in education and while working in schools in NSW, we have experienced first hand the issues and challenges f...