Dixon, Roselyn (Rose) Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Rose Dixon - Coordinator of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Special Education 2007 -

Research Overview


  • Education programs in rural and remote indigenous communities for students with disability

    –        Social skill development in students with ASD

    –        The integration of digital technologies and pedagogy for students with ASD

    –        Whole school behaviour programs

    –        Disability and the Law

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Member Of


Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Drawing on international experience and research, the SMILE project looked at the benefits of developing a community-based multi-sensory environment (MSE) at the Horsley Community Centre in the Illawarra. The project was forged through a unique partnership between CareWays Illawarra and the University of Wollongong (UOW). This project used participatory action research to foster the involvement of people with disabilities, their carers, families and disability services to assist in the development and design of the space to best meet the needs of the whole community. </p><p>A MSE provides a safe, non-threatening environment for children and adults with cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments to engage in a range of sensory experiences. The experiences provided by a MSE can both calm and stimulate the primary senses using sensory-based materials such as fibre optics sprays, bubble tubes, music, colour, lighting and aroma.</p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) TBA Cameron, Allison
    Master of Philosophy Professional Learning Programs for Mainstream Teachers to Implement Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD in Inclusive Classrooms Morton, Kia
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Role of Video and Digital Gaming in English Language Acquisition. Alamr, Abdullah
    Doctor of Philosophy Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Facilitators, Barriers and Support Needs Ward, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Parent's Perspective of Teacher's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Children with Disabilities Johnston, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Women with Autism Vine Foggo, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How does the attitude of general education teachers and parents support inclusion of children with ASD differ in Australia and Pakistan. Adnan, Sadia
    Doctor of Philosophy The impact of technology in the development of social communication skills in young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albalawi, Fahad
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring experiences and outcome of participant agency in home-school collaborations aimed at planning "reasonable adjustments"^^ for student with disability in high schools Brown, Louise

Education And Training


  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Special Education, Hearing Impairment and Language Disorders 1987
  • M.Ed. in Educational Phsychology, Massey University, Faculty of Education 1985
  • B.E., Massey University, Faculty of Education, First Class Honours 1980
  • D.Phil. in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Education, The impact of deinstitutionalisation on salient affective variables, social competence and social skills of people with mild intellectual disbilities 2005

Research Overview


  • Education programs in rural and remote indigenous communities for students with disability

    –        Social skill development in students with ASD

    –        The integration of digital technologies and pedagogy for students with ASD

    –        Whole school behaviour programs

    –        Disability and the Law

Member Of


Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Drawing on international experience and research, the SMILE project looked at the benefits of developing a community-based multi-sensory environment (MSE) at the Horsley Community Centre in the Illawarra. The project was forged through a unique partnership between CareWays Illawarra and the University of Wollongong (UOW). This project used participatory action research to foster the involvement of people with disabilities, their carers, families and disability services to assist in the development and design of the space to best meet the needs of the whole community. </p><p>A MSE provides a safe, non-threatening environment for children and adults with cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments to engage in a range of sensory experiences. The experiences provided by a MSE can both calm and stimulate the primary senses using sensory-based materials such as fibre optics sprays, bubble tubes, music, colour, lighting and aroma.</p>

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) TBA Cameron, Allison
    Master of Philosophy Professional Learning Programs for Mainstream Teachers to Implement Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD in Inclusive Classrooms Morton, Kia
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Role of Video and Digital Gaming in English Language Acquisition. Alamr, Abdullah
    Doctor of Philosophy Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Facilitators, Barriers and Support Needs Ward, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Parent's Perspective of Teacher's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Children with Disabilities Johnston, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Women with Autism Vine Foggo, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How does the attitude of general education teachers and parents support inclusion of children with ASD differ in Australia and Pakistan. Adnan, Sadia
    Doctor of Philosophy The impact of technology in the development of social communication skills in young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albalawi, Fahad
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring experiences and outcome of participant agency in home-school collaborations aimed at planning "reasonable adjustments"^^ for student with disability in high schools Brown, Louise

Education And Training


  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Special Education, Hearing Impairment and Language Disorders 1987
  • M.Ed. in Educational Phsychology, Massey University, Faculty of Education 1985
  • B.E., Massey University, Faculty of Education, First Class Honours 1980
  • D.Phil. in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Education, The impact of deinstitutionalisation on salient affective variables, social competence and social skills of people with mild intellectual disbilities 2005
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