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Authentic Pedagogy and Students with Severe Disabilities

This paper explored the application of the New South Wales (NSW) model of pedagogy, derived from authentic pedagogy, to the education of students with severe intellectual disabilities. The project...

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

The aim of this research project was to determine the attitudes of speech pathologists in Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) towards Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and provide training to help facilitate its use in everyday practice.

Being different in public

In this article, the phrase ‘being different in public’ is used to think about people with disabilities in public culture. I argue for the cultural value of disability in an era of austerity...

Benchmarking Teacher Practice in Queensland Transition Programs for Youth With Intellectual Disability and Autism

This study drew on the Taxonomy for Transition Programming developed by Kohler to benchmark practice at government and nongovernment schools throughout Queensland, Australia.

Beyond compliance: ACE and the disability standards for education in 2005

This article evaluates the place of people with a disability in adult and community education (ACE) , and then reviews some of the provisions of the Standards as they relate to student support.

Breaking the Hype Cycle: Using the Computer Effectively with Learners with Intellectual Disabilities

This article sought to explore the challenges surrounding computer use in young adults with intellectual disability.

Building access for people with intellectual disability, dubious past, uncertain future

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the under-representation of people with intellectual disability (ID) in Australian building guidelines. It presents a view about causes of this...

Can Motivational Interviewing follow-up calls improve the implementation and retention of a specific communication support (Key Word Sign) by staff supporting people with an intellectual disability? A pilot project

Background: This study examined whether Motivational Interviewing (MI) follow-up calls improved the extent to which a specific therapeutic technique (Key Word Sign) presented in training was...

Can questions about social interaction correctly identify preschool aged children with autism?

The assessment of social development (SIQ) may assist in early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper stresses the need for the evaluation of the SIQ at the point of entry to a clinical service.

Changing student teachers’ attitudes towards disability and inclusion

The study illustrated the value of combining information‐based instruction with structured fieldwork experiences in changing attitudes towards disability and inclusion.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...