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Disability updates: children with disabilities

This bulletin aims to serve as an update regarding the demographics surrounding children with disability.

Disability-specific preparation programme plays an important role in shaping students’ attitudes towards disablement and patients with disabilities

A small pilot study was conducted to explore the effect of a clinical placement in a rehabilitation setting on nursing students’ attitudes towards, and effectiveness in caring for, adult patients with acquired disabilities from head and spinal injuries.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012

Contains summary results from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) conducted throughout Australia during the period August 2012 to March 2013.

Do Pre-Service Teachers Feel Ready to Teach in Inclusive Classrooms? A Four Country Study of Teaching Self-Efficacy

This paper reports the results of an international study examining pre-service teacher reports of teaching self-efficacy for inclusive education.

Does Study of an Inclusive Education Subject Influence Pre-Service Teachers' Concerns and Self-Efficacy about Inclusion?

This study examined whether pre-service teachers’ views (and concerns) about inclusion and their confidence to teach in inclusive classrooms had changed as a result of studying an inclusive education subject and undertaking a practicum linked to that subject. It showed no significant change.

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program: Information Options Project

This report focuses on challenges and difficulties experienced by parents and service providers in accessing accurate and up-to-date information about early childhood services. It suggests some of the ways of removing barriers to accessing information.

Early Intervention Services for Children With Physical Disability: Parents' Perceptions of Family-Centeredness and Service Satisfaction

This research focuses on family-centred practice and satisfaction with early childhood services. Parents and carers of children with a physical disability expressed satisfaction with early childhood services that were well-coordinated, comprehensive and informative.

Early intervention services of children with physical disabilities: Complexity of child and family needs

This study offers insights into the special issues confronting parents when accessing early intervention for their children with physical disabilities. Parents stressed the importance of having access to a variety of early intervention services aside from therapy.

Equity in assessment: discrimination and disability issues from an Australian legal perspective

This paper examines equity issues in assessment from a legal perspective, drawing on case history from Australia, and based in discrimination and disability law.

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package is useful in meeting the information needs of children with special needs. This study found evidence in support of this claim in the Australian context.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...