The stigma regarding mathematics for students with intellectual disabilities (Video)

Illustration by Cayla Basson

As a secondary mathematics teacher by background, Rhonda has always had an interest in assisting all to learn to love mathematics and to appreciate its power for their lives. She has a particular focus on advancing opportunities for those with learning difficulties in mathematics, from whatever cause, but specifically due to intellectual disability.

Rhonda Faragher

Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Queensland; Director of the Down Syndrome Research Program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Trustee of Down Syndrome International; Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Commonwealth of Australia Endeavour Executive Award; Vice-Chancellor’s medal for Mission Excellence; The University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Community, Diversity and Inclusion in 2020


Mariam Salie

Clinical Psychologist,

Illustration by Liani Malherbe

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