It’s the beginning of a new school year for students in Australia. Our latest and first podcast episode of 2023 focuses on disability and primary schools.

Susan Wood, our charismatic host, brings together Paediatric Nurse Consultant Jodie Thompson from the Kids Collaborative and Paediatric Clinical Psychologist Amanda Lane-Brown for an informative and thought-provoking conversation.

Be Curious, Not Judgemental - Disability and Primary Schools Ep23

In the episode, they share their expert perspectives on crucial aspects of disability and primary school and present some practical solutions, including:

  1. The onboarding experience of a child with a disability or condition entering primary school
  2. How to protect children with disability from potential bullying 
  3. How to facilitate friendship and prevent segregation among the children
  4. How to deal with children masking their disability and help them stay healthy and maintain their self-esteem
  5. And more

Furthermore, the two guests also share with Susan how being curious to ask questions without judgement is THE key element for children with a disability entering primary school. After the break, enjoy the latest episode using the YouTube player below or the Spotify player at the top of the page. You can also choose your favourite platform to listen to our podcast, Have The Nerve.

Additionally, the episode is the first of a two-part series about disability and primary schools. We will follow this up with an upcoming episode about high schoolers and disabilities.

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Credits: This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Effie Manetakis. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore. Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services, visit our Resource Hub.

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