Support for Research
Over the years the foundation provided funding to three research grants related to Language-Learning Disabilities (LaTrobe University, Swinburne University).
Project 1 funded $10,000 grant to Swinburne University
2004, 2005, 2006 - held a ARC (Australian Research Council) linkage grant funded for over three years to support 2 full time research staff to do work with the foundation with its programs. The title of this project is “Assessment and treatment for developmental disabilities, based on neuro scientific theories for information processing”. This project links the Foundations work on Language-Learning Disabilities with researchers at Swinburne University and La Trobe University.
Project 2 funded $5,000 grant to La Trobe University
(2014 May) Pilot Project entitled Connecting Student Clinicians to understand clients in aged care settings to increase capacity for high quality clinical experience from Sam Pilling (La Trobe University) presented to Speech Pathology Australia Conference. Project is another way the foundation is helping to start up pioneering pilot projects that are starting to expend in our communities. Without the funds provided the project is unable to be delivered.
Project 3 assisted La Trobe University Students
2007 – support of Michelle Boyall La Trobe University Student Submitting a Thesis of requirements of Masters of Speech Pathology. Entitled “The Efficacy of a Computer Program to Improve Phonological Awareness in Mid Primary School Aged Children”. Andrew Dean Fildes Foundation gets acknowledgement on page 7 of her Thesis. It identifies the Foundation for supplying the software (Earobics) for the project.