Intervention Research in Australia

  • Adrian F. Ashman
  • Christina E. Van Kraayenoord
  • John Elkins
Part of the Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication book series (HUMAN LEARNING)


The Australian context for research in learning disabilities differs substantially from that which pertains in North America, particularly under PL 94–142 in the United States. In brief, no Australian education authority has recognized learning disabilities as a category for the purpose of special education funding. This is not to say that Australian children do not experience difficulties in learning or that teachers do not take special measures to help students overcome such difficulties. Thus this chapter deals with intervention research which is more broadly focused than studies in learning disabilities typically have been. To explain why Australian perspectives differ in the learning disabilities area, though not in other aspects of special education, some brief historical analysis is warranted, some of which has been discussed previously by Elkins (1983) and by van Kraayenoord and Elkins (1990).


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  • Adrian F. Ashman
  • Christina E. Van Kraayenoord
  • John Elkins

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