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Jim Sprialis is a leading influence in the promotion and use of inclusive and assistive technologies
in South Australia’s education and training arena. He has been an educator for 28 years where the
focus of his innovative teaching and leadership career has been in empowering students with
disability and learning difficulties to better connect and participate with the use of appropriate
technologies. His universal design approach to technology and learning addresses the diverse
abilities and needs of all learners.
Photo of Jim.
For the past decade, Jim has managed the Inclusive Technologies Service based at the Special
Education Resource Unit. This state wide education department service is nationally and
internationally recognized for the work accomplished in supporting the technology requirements of
students with additional needs. He has provided advice, support and training to schools and families
across all levels of schooling and in all school contexts.
Jim has presented on a wide range of topics related to technology and inclusion at national and
state conferences, Principal groups, cluster school leadership events, system support staff
(including psychologists and speech pathologists), whole school staff and to family groups and
You can view his activities and initiatives here.
Jim has expertise working with multi-disciplinary teams to support families, therapists, school and
system personnel to work collaboratively to support the utilisation of inclusive technologies. His
broad and in-depth knowledge has been sought by agencies such as Novita, Disability SA and Autism
SA. He conducts presentations for agency professionals and the families they support.