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Sandra Parsons

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Sandra is a Lecturer in Early Childhood for the School of Education.

Current teaching

  • ECE6150 - Contemporary and comparative issues in early childhood education
  • LAN6120 - Language and literacy: Birth to five.


Sandra Parsons has been an early childhood educator for over 25 years in various locations around WA and has had several roles at the university in both a teaching and researching capacity. Her special interests are in the prevention of learning difficulties and in empowering student teachers to problem solve and to think critically about their teaching practice, thereby ensuring that all children progress in every aspect of their development and learning. She is currently a PhD candidate which is centred around autism and inclusion.

Professional associations

  • Teachers Registration Board
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)
  • Primary English Teachers Association Australia
  • American Evaluation Association
  • West Australian Institute of Educational Research (WAIER)
  • InclusionED.

Awards and recognition

  • 2017 - Membership into Golden Key Society.

Research areas and interests

  • Autism
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Minimal Verbal Language Inclusion
  • and Education Early Childhood Education.


  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Graduation Certificate of Education (Learning Difficulties), Edith Cowan University, 2004.
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