Learning Visually

Academic Publications


Brown, P., & Bortoli, A. (2019). Play and Children with Sensory Impairments. Cambridge University Press. (Book chapter: The Cambridge Handbook of Play. Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives. P.K. Smith & J.L. Roopnarine Eds).

Bortoli, A., et al. (2017) A study to evaluate the use of Instructional Coaching to develop staff skills in Structured Teaching in a special school. Good Autism Practice, 18(1), 46-54.

Bortoli, A.M., et al. (2015). The way forward for students with ASD: Implementing Structured Teaching. Special Education Perspectives, 24(1). 39-52.

Brown, P.M. & Bortoli, A. (2010). Family-Centred Assessments. In E.A. Rhoades and J. Duncan (Eds). Auditory-Verbal Practice. Toward a Family-centred Approach. C.C. Thomas: Illinois, USA.

Bortoli, A.M., Brown, P.M. & Byrnes, L.J.  (submitted). What are teachers saying about Inclusion? Journal of Research and Special Education.

Bortoli, A. & Brown, P.M. (2008). The social attention skills of preschool children with an intellectual disability and children with a hearing loss.  Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 33(4).

Hsien, M., Brown, P.M. & Bortoli, A. (2009). Teacher qualifications and attitudes toward inclusion. Australian Journal of Special Education.

Brown, P.M., Bortoli, A., Remine, M.D. & Othman, B. (2008). Social engagement, attention and competence of preschoolers with hearing loss. Journal of Research into Special Education Needs. 19-26.

Bortoli, A., & Byrnes, L. (2002).  Enhancing the role of parents of children who are deaf or hearing impaired in educational program planning.  Australian Journal of Education of the Deaf, 8, 5-11.

Bortoli, A. (2003).  Educational planning for young children with disabilities in the inclusive preschool: Using multi-element curriculum.  Early Childhood Special Education, Newsletter (NSW Chapter).

Brown, P.M., Rickards, F.W., & Bortoli, A. (2001).  Structures underpinning pretend play and word production in young hearing children and children with hearing loss.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 6(1), 15-31.

Bortoli, A., & Brown, P.M. (2000).  Assessing pre-linguistic communication in children with developmental delay:  Effects of contextual structure.  Australasian Journal of Special Education, 24(2&3), 74-84.  

Bortoli, A. (1990).  Using the valiant turtle in special education.  Australian Journal of Remedial Education, 22(1 & 2), 37-38.

Bortoli, A. (1990).  Using the valiant turtle in the classroom.  Australian Journal of Remedial Education, 22(1 & 2), 39-40.




Research in progress...


Bortoli, A., & Brown, P.M. “10 Steps to Independence” – A study to investigate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching.

Bortoli, A., & Brown, P.M. "School Readiness and ASD" - A comparative study into transition from Early Intervention to School.