Kate Anderson

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Disability and Inclusion in the School of Health and Social Development in Deakin University’s Faculty of Health.

Kate initially trained as a speech pathologist, then worked as a specialist in the areas of cerebral palsy, autism, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Kate’s research interests focus upon information access and capacity building: for example, how people who use AAC and their families access information about assistive communication technology, and how they learn to use this technology in their home environments. Kate also studies online teaching and learning practices in tertiary and community education settings and holds a fellowship with Deakin’s Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).

Project Highlights

  • Collecting valid healthcare resource use data from carers of children with cerebral palsy: An exploratory study.
  • Exploring student and teacher self-disclosure in the online learning environment.
  • Online information searching by people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their families.
  • Universal Design – How much is being taught within Victorian vocational architectural building and design courses and is it enough to align with national and state policy?
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