Q&A with Helen D.

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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Nanny dogs not nuisances

Bundy is a four year old mixed bully breed with a lot of love for his human friends. He attends obedience classes twice a week and easily wins over even the most cautious guests in his owner, Tyler’s, home.

Bundy - four year old mixed bully breed.

Bundy is dog reactive and as such, one of the classes he attends is specifically tailored to help with this. It is his general obedience class, however, in which Bundy has run into issues.

Due to his reactivity, Bundy is kept muzzled both for his protection and for that of the other dogs present. Being a responsible owner, Tyler has no problem with this.

What she does take offence to, however, is that while there are two other reactive dogs present, Bundy is the only one who is actually required to wear a muzzle.

Tyler feels that Bundy has been singled out due to his appearance, as one of the trainers went out of their way to point out that dog reactivity is “very common” among Pit Bulls which is what they feel Bundy “obviously is”.

To add context, the other two dog reactive animals in the class are a Jack Russell type and a Cavalier type.

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Society19: 25 Funny Tweets About Melbourne

Following how much I enjoyed writing about what it’s like living in a share house I decided to move across to writing for the city category on Society19.

This is my first article about Melbourne, it features 25 tweets which are amusing but super relevant to melbournians.

https://www.society19.com/au/funny-tweets-about-melbourne/

The 11th Hour: 04-03-17

Last semester I worked on a La Trobe Live production called The 11th Hour.

We ran shows weekly and everything you see was planned, crafted and presented by students.

In this weeks episode we look at brain foods, beer and more.

We broke this weeks video into two parts due to some technical difficulties but from here on there will be one for each week.