1875-1900 | 1900-1925 | 1925-1950 |
1950-1975 | 1975-2000 | 2000-2009
- Backward classes became Opportunity classes, as recommended by Kathleen Sheehy.
- Administrative control of the Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution (Juvenile Section) was transferred from the
Department of Home Affairs to the Department of Public Instruction.
- Dutton Park Opportunity School was established with Kathleen Sheehy as the first head teacher, following the
closure of the South Brisbane Opportunity Classes.
- The first group hearing aid equipment was provided at the Queensland School for the Deaf.
- Under the Backward Persons Act of 1938, backward children were now seen as the responsibility
of the Department of Health and Home Affairs, and were placed in mental health institutions.
- A psychologist J J Pratt was appointed Educational Guidance Officer.
- As a result of the survival of children with cerebral palsy, the Queensland Spastic Welfare League was formed.
The Department of Public Instruction established a school within this institution.
- Individual hearing aids are provided to deaf students at the Queensland School for the Deaf.
- Research and Guidance Branch established, with William Wood as Principal Research and Guidance Officer
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