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Researcher: Rayner, CS (Dr Christopher Rayner)

Research Fields

Special Education and Disability
Education Systems
Architectural Design
Educational Technology and Computing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Educational Psychology
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Care for Disabled

Research Impact

Special Needs Education
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Computer Software and Services
Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Achievement
Equity and Access to Education
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Teacher and Instructor Development
Families and Family Services
Disability and Functional Capacity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Asperger's and girls: What teachers need to know; Australasian Journal of Special Education
Chaplains' perspectives on their work in Tasmanian government schools; International Journal of Christianity & Education
Comparing tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response for enabling two boys with developmental disabilities to access preferred stimuli; Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Early Career Researcher Award
Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of simSchool as preparation for inclusive education: a pilot study; Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Preparing pre-service teachers for classroom practice in a virtual world: A pilot study using Second Life; Journal of Interactive Media in Education
Progress In Video-Based Intervention For Individuals With Autism: Impacts Of Imitation Skills And Model Types; The Future of Educational Research
School experiences, Autism Spectrum Disorder characteristics, and mental health in females with Asperger syndrome; 50th Annual ASID conference
Siblings and adult video modelling to teach a student with autism: Imitation skills and intervention suitability; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in higher education
Teaching students with autism to tie a shoelace knot using video prompting and backward chaining; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
The finding that three children with ASD were taught to use an iPad PECS app was conclusive, though one participant retained a preference for use of the traditional PECS book; Evidence-based communication assessment and intervention
The Power of One: Using Single-Case Experimental Designs to Inform Evidence-Based Practice; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Using online video-recorded interviews to connect the theory and practice of inclusive education in a course for preservice teachers; Australasian Journal of Special Education
Video-based intervention for children with autism: Towards improved assessment of pre-requisite imitation skills; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Video-based intervention for individuals with autism: Key questions that remain unanswered; Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Video-modelling to improve task completion in a child with autism; Developmental Neurorehabilitation

Research Projects

Portable touch-screen technologies in the education of children with autism; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education; National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University (NCSEHE)
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think?

Research Candidate Supervision

Lexical Density and its Correlation with Student Achievement in Academic Writing
Reading between the Lines
The Education of Girls With Asperger's Syndrome
The Efficacy of a Multisensory Structure Language approach for struggling readers (at risk/dyslexia characteristics)