As a RENOWNED and FIERCE ADVOCATE FOR NEURODIVERSE STUDENTS, Sarah has been interviewed for tv, newspapers, websites and National RadiO. She HAS PRODUCED A DOCUMENTARY AND, WITH HER STUDENTS, HAS PRESENTED TO and HOSTED THE EDUCATION AND SCIENCE SELECT COMMITTEE. SHE HAS also WRITTEN numerous articles on dyslexia and other learning differences.
TVNZ: Breakfast and close up
Sarah has appeared with her Kāpiti College students on Breakfast T.V and on Close Up to highlight the effectiveness of the teaching strategies and classroom accommodations she uses. The 'Close Up’ segment, 'Championing Dyslexia', focuses on how Sarah operates and how neurodiverse students can get missed by the education system.
Sarah has been an advocate for neurodiverse learners for 11 years. Her work includes producing and facilitating documentaries (left and below) with her students at Kāpiti college, as well as creating petitions to raise awareness of and inclusivity for Dyslexic students on a nationally recognised scale, which have received thousands of signatures in support.
Dyslexia Action New Zealand on Facebook
Video: 'Dyslexia at Kāpiti College'
In 2015, Sarah organised and accompanied a group of students to parliament to speak to the Education and Science Select Committee about provision for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and those on the Autism Spectrum.
Subsequently, committee members visited Kāpiti College in order to experience best practice Dyslexic provision in a school setting.
Radio and Newspaper
Sarah and her students have been interviewed on National Radio to discuss some of the difficulties facing neurodiverse students within our education system. Ideas on how the learning needs of neurodiverse students can be met and what works at Kāpiti College are also discussed.
Several articles have been published in local and national newspapers advocating for change and highlighting Kāpiti College and the Neurodiversity Programme.
Dominion Post/ Stuff articles: