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Institute of Special Educators

The Institute of Special Educators has been established to enhance the status of Special Educators. Our aim is to improve the quality of special education in Australia, including special education for infants and young children, children and young adults in school programs, adults in tertiary education, job support programs, post school activity programs and other services designed to improve quality of life.

Need for Recognition

For too long Special Educators in Australia have been disadvantaged because, unlike groups such as therapists and psychologists, they have not been recognised as a “profession”.

InSpEd has been established to address this failing and will do so primarily by recognising the approved qualifications and experiences of Special Educators, providing qualified applicants with “certification” and ensuring that members maintain their professional knowledge and skills through InSpEd endorsed ongoing professional learning.

Meet our InSpEd Members

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Cheryl Gabb
Certified Special Educator

After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Cheryl’s passion for inclusive education led her to complete a Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention (Special Education). She has worked in various roles to support the families of preschool aged children with additional needs reach their potential and experience a successful transition into formal schooling. For the early part of her career, this support focused on the families of children enrolled in the Early Intervention Support classes within the NSW Department of Education.

 

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