Contributors

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Mark Hildred is a musician and technologist who has spent the past 15 years developing and supporting technology that enables people with physical disabilities to perform and compose their own music.1 Articles


Andrew Trounson is a Senior Journalist, External Relations, at the University of Melbourne. This article originally appeared in the Health & Wellbeing section of Pursuit, a publication showcasing the research, teaching and engagement at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s top-ranked university.1 Articles


Alison Poulton is the Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Australia.1 Articles


Professor Mark Onslow is the Foundation Director of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. His background is speech pathology, in which field he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Applied Science, and a Doctorate. During the period 2004-2008 he was a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, being the only speech pathologist to have received that distinction. In addition to his academic appointment at The University of Sydney, he is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Retained Professor at the National Taipei College of Nursing, Taiwan. Professor Onslow leads a team that has twice been awarded multi-million dollar research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council to develop treatments for stuttering. Professor Onslow’s research interests are the epidemiology of early stuttering in preschoolers, mental health of those who stutter, measurement of stuttering, and the nature and treatment of stuttering. The Australian Stuttering Research Centre has published the majority of the world’s speech pathology clinical trials for stuttering treatment. Recently, work has begun at the Centre to adapt successful stuttering treatments for the internet. He has taught university courses in stuttering management in three countries, and currently teaches research methods to doctoral students at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. He is a member of the international Lidcombe Program Trainers' Consortium and is in constant demand as a speaker internationally. Professor Onslow has authored 250 publications dealing with stuttering including journal articles, books and chapters.1 Articles


Neelam Dongha is the Press and Communications Officer of HemiHelp, a position she has held for three years.1 Articles


Michélè Booyzen runs Targeted Remedial Tutoring, a cottage school in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that caters for children with a range of special educational needs.1 Articles


Jennifer Keenan is a special educator/assistive technology specialist in Baltimore, USA where she works with children and young people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of SEN and is author of VICurriculum.1 Articles


Greg O’Connor has been a teacher, consultant, administrator, coach and presenter in the area of technology and students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. Greg provides consultancy, workshops, presentations and conference keynotes across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and beyond.1 Articles


Roger Bates is a founding Director of Inclusive Technology. Prior to this he taught in a variety of school settings and in 1981 was seconded to developing assistive technology solutions, later becoming Manager of the UK’s Northern ACE Centre. In his current role as Information Director of Inclusive Technology he has been involved in hardware and software development as well as developing the companies information and training services.1 Articles


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