Deslea has had experience teaching students of all ages with a range of special needs, including those associated with blindness, profound hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mulitple disabilitie.

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Latest publications:
Family-Friendly Early Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs

Early intervention (EI) programs have contributed much to the improved life chances of young children with various disabling and at-risk conditions, and to the stability and support of their families. Family involvement has featured strongly as an essential element of effective EI programs for several decades.

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Increasing the Social and Academics Competence of Young Students with Language Difficulties

Draws on case study data collected on four language-delayed Kindergarten students in Australian classrooms.

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Understanding and Teaching Students with Asperger’s Syndrome as Individuals

This paper details strategies used to facilitate the successful inclusion of two students with the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, one in Grade 6 and one in Grade 8.

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Providing Behavioural Support for Young Children with Asperger's Syndrome in Inclusive Settings

This paper will provide strategies from research and practice aimed at reducing behavioural outbursts in young children with Asperger's Syndrome in inclusive settings.

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Being Special in a Meritocracy: The Role of Special Education in Singapore

This paper will explore the issue of expanding the role of special education in Singapore to meet the social needs of a meritocractic society.

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Peace in the Classroom: Meditation for Teachers and Students

Meditation is presented as an effective strategy for managing individual behaviour and stress for both teachers and students.

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Teacher Talk: The Role of Teacher Language in Increasing Engagement and Managing the Behaviour of Students with Behavioural Problems

Teachers' language plays a critical role in maximizing engagement and motivating students, and thus reducing many of the management issues that reduce teaching and learning time in classrooms.

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From “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn”: Bridging the Gap

This paper reports on an intervention program for junior primary students who had not made the leap from "learning to read" to "reading to learn"

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Supporting the Literacy of Diverse Students in Secondary Schools

This paper outlines a literacy coaching strategy designed to support junior secondary students in rural and remote schools, in particular boys, indigenous and ESL students.

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It Takes Two to Talk: A Focused Intervention Program for Parents and Children with Language Delays

This paper reports, in case study style, the outcomes of a family focused intervention program for parents of young children with language delays.

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