Helen Dent is a special needs educator at a rural facility. I recently spoke with her for an article on special needs education, however, upon receiving her answers I felt that the interview should also be published in its entirety.
Read on to find out her favourite thing about her job, why she feels IEPs are so important and other interesting information.
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This was my first attempt at branching out from university focused articles.
I think I’ve done pretty well 🙂 let me know what you think in the comments.
I wrote this article for a university assignment last year.
Disclaimer: I know Bailey personally, that being said the boys are honestly doing a great job and you should definitely check out one of their gigs if you find yourself in Melbourne.
As anyone who knows me or my work knows, animal rights and welfare are topics that are very close to my heart. Harley, the little dog with a big dream, made a massive impact on these topics and although he has crossed the rainbow bridge he will be forever in our hearts.
This article is a tribute to him and all that he has done.
It’d be really appreciated if you could have a look at his stuff which is linked to in my article. He’s a really special fur baby and he’ll forever be missed.
Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner, Craig Lowndes, has today been honoured during the premiere event of the 2016 V8 Supercar racing calendar. This year’s Clipsal 500 marks the start of Lowndes’ 251st round, grabbing him the record for most starts in the history of the sport.
To recognise his breaking of previous holder Russell ‘The Enforcer’ Ingall‘s record, Lowndes was celebrated with a solo lap of the track prior to commencement of the first race of the season.
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This post is a Profile/Feature article which I wrote about Adele Monaco* last semester. Ms. Monaco works with patients who suffer from dementia.
*Names have been changed for privacy reasons.
A day in the life of an Aged-Care Worker
As aged-care worker Adele Monaco sits at the beginning of the interview, her excitable Staffy, Pooch flops down next to her, making that little snuffling noise the breed is known for. Looking adoringly down at her boy Ms. Monaco explains that it was her grandfather’s Alzheimer’s that made her want to work in the industry.
“I didn’t think that his care was appropriate at the time, and there were no programs back then” Monaco says as she scratches behind Pooch’s ear, “all these programs that they have these days they make a big difference”.
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Last semester for one of our assignments my class had to write a feature profile on journalist and lecturer David Lowden.
On the day, Jason Irvine and myself had the pleasure of interviewing Lowden on a range of topics from his coverage of the London Olympics to family life.
The following is the piece I wrote based on the interview, ‘The Many Faces of David Lowden’
The Many Faces of David Lowden
Jack-of-all-trades and family man, David Lowden, has been a lot of things since the beginning of his career in 1989. After originally wanting to be an author Lowden began working in the journalism field whilst taking a gap year from unrelated university studies.
Lowden is currently a practicing sports journalist and is also a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University’s Bundoora Campus. He has a Master of Communication with distinction and is a member of PRIA (The Public Relations Institute of Australia), MEAA (The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance), NTEU (The National Tertiary Education Union) and JEA. He is currently completing his PhD on inclusivity and organisational culture at the university’s Centre for Sport and Social Impact.
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I wrote this article in the first semester of my diploma for part of my major assessment.
My university published it on their blog and I got an A for the piece.