Learn from life skills

Learn from life skills

A NEW initiative launched at Curtin University last weekwill give WA children with disabilities control over their learning needs at school.

The How I Learn website empowers students with disabilities to document their learning and accessibility needs in one place.

The free tool has been developed by VisAbility speech pathologist Monique Ziegelaar in Victoria Park, with input from students, therapists, schools and disability awareness and inclusion specialists.

Twelve year old Emily Prior with cerebral palsy is the first student in WA to trial the How I Learn website.

“It has given me more control of the way I like to be taught and lets the school know they are doing the right things to support me,” she said.

Her mum Jenny, says as a parent it gave her reassurance that the school is doing all it can to make Emily’s educational journey easier.

“Emily has a physical disability so the school need to know about her accessibility needs as she uses a wheelchair. She also prefers multiple choice type questions rather than writing down long answers,’’ she said.

“The How I Learn initiative means the school knows about these requests and can accommodate them.”

The How I Learn website is available here – www.howilearn.com.au