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Characteristics of Australian Teachers of Young Children With Special Needs and Their Relationship With Their Students

This article reviews the characteristics of Australian teachers of young students with special needs who participated in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

Characteristics of international websites with information on developmental disabilities

The Internet often serves as a primary resource for individuals seeking health-related information, and a large and growing number of websites contain information related to developmental...

Choosing a school: parental decision-making when special schools are an option

Parental rights to choose a school are widely acknowledged. School choices for parents of children with disability have been discussed in the academic literature; however, the decision-making...

Clinical signs suggestive of pharyngeal dysphagia in preschool children with cerebral palsy

This study aimed to determine the discriminative validity, reproducibility, and prevalence of clinical signs suggestive of pharyngeal dysphagia according to gross motor function in children with...

Co-occurring mental disorder and intellectual disability in a large sample of Australian prisoners

OBJECTIVE: Prisoners with intellectual disability who have a coexisting mental health issue often have unmet health needs and are more likely to reoffend than those with intellectual disability...

Collaborative action across health and education sectors for inclusion of children with disabilities in education: establishing a policy vision and research agenda in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This policy bulletin identifies strengths and a gaps, makes policy recommendations, and offers direction for the development of collaborative practices to support Yogyakarta, Indonesia as a model laboratory for developing inclusive education.

Collaborative Partnership: Developing Pre-service Teachers as Inclusive Practitioners to Support Students with Disabilities

Since the introduction of anti-discrimination legislation including Australian Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 and the Disability Standards of Education, 2005, there is an increasing demand on...

Community participation: Conversations with parent-carers of young women with Rett syndrome

BackgroundPeople who have profound intellectual and multiple disabilities face significant challenges to participating in their community and are reported to have few friends. In this paper, the...

Comparison of attitudes to the sexual health of men and women with intellectual disability among parents, professionals, and university students

Background This study investigates whether parents, professionals, and university students have different sexual attitudes towards men versus women with intellectual disability (ID) and which...

Complementary contribution of parents and therapists in the assessment process of children

Background/aim: Traditional developmental models assume that the underlying capacities of children contribute to their participation. In this framework, preschoolers who are referred for...

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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...