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Confidence in their own ability: postgraduate early childhood students examining their attitudes towards inclusive education

This article presents findings from a study which explores reflections of a group of postgraduate early childhood students in relation to their self‐reported attitudes towards inclusive education.

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is a significant cause of moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in Queensland children

Aim To investigate the proportion of children with moderate to profound hearing loss who have congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection. Method Retrospective analysis of CMV dried blood spot...

Content validation of statements describing the essential work of Australian special education teachers

This article describes the procedures used in developing and validating a set of statements for Australian special education teachers. Using the existing AITSL Australian Professional Standards...

Correlates of competitive versus noncompetitive employment among adults with psychotic disorders

OBJECTIVE: Studies of the demographic and clinical correlates of employment activity have proven useful for identifying employment assistance needs among people with severe and persistent mental...

Counting fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia: the evidence and the challenges

ISSUES: Alcohol exposure in utero is associated with a range of adverse outcomes in pregnancy and can cause long-term disability. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term to...

Cross-sector collaborations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childhood disability: a systematic integrative review and theory-based synthesis

INTRODUCTION: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia experience a higher prevalence of disability and socio-economic disadvantage than other Australian children. Early...

Current Developments in Australia: School Safety and Disability Discrimination--Purvis v. New South Wales (Department of Education and Training)

When a child with a disability behaves in a manner which threatens the safety of other children and staff in the school, school authorities are faced with a dilemma. The balance between the...

Curriculum Policies for Students with Special Needs in Australia

This papers reviews the curriculum policies for students with special needs across Australia have been reviewed. The review surfaces the lack of specialised documentation for these discrete group of learners.

Deaf and hearing impaired children in regional and rural areas: Parent views on educational services

The aim of this study was to survey parents of deaf and hearing impaired students located in regional and rural Western Australia to gain an insight into the level of satisfaction with current services.

Delivering Evidence-Based Upper Limb Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Barriers and Enablers Identified by Three Pediatric Teams

This study aimed to identify barriers and enablers experienced by occupational therapists to delivering evidence-based upper limb intervention for children with unilateral cerebral palsy....

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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...