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Debate following the Senate inquiry into children with disabilities in schools must not descend into a fight about funds, the speech pathologists’ peak body has said.

Speech Pathology Australia acknowledged that while funding is important for disability education, throwing money at an issue doesn’t always solve it.

“You could throw a lot of money at a school and the student still may not be included because the school may still not have the expertise and skills within its staff,” said Gaenor Dixon, Speech Pathology Australia national president. “I’d like to see the debate revolve around the whole facet of measures that can be taken to support kids with disability, so that they’re included and learning to their potential.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.educationreview.com.au

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