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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

Ying Sng
Certified Special Educator

Ying Sng, Master of Special Education, has been working as a Special Educator at the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) School since 2010. Her current role involves collaborating with the teaching team at the school, parents and intervention specialists to implement educational plans for students with additional learning needs.

Ying is also a doctoral candidate and the focus of her research is on the conversational capacities of people with autism spectrum disorders. She was awarded the Lee Mills Teacher Training Award in 2014 for one of her research papers. Her interactions with students in the classroom and their families provides an insight into practical interventions that may help improve the social communication of her students. She is an active committee member of the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE).

Thank you to our Supporters

STaR Association, InSpEd Sponsors
Ants in the Apple, InSpEd Sponsors
InSpEd Supporters, Banter Group
PECAS, InSpEd Supporter