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Complex contextual influences on the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities

The aim of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions and experiences of supports and obstacles to engaging students with multiple and severe disabilities (MSD) in communicative interactions at school.

Confidence of group home staff in supporting the health needs of older residents with intellectual disability

Background Increased life expectancy for people with intellectual disability is accompanied by increased age-related health concerns. People ageing with intellectual disability experience more...

Contemporary vocational rehabilitation in Australia

PURPOSE: There is a strong connection between disability and decreased participation rates in the Australian labour market. Australian government policy recognises vocational rehabilitation as a...

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...

Controversial practices in the education of students with high support needs

This paper focuses on controversial practices in schools by teachers. Teachers lacked access to research-based evidence and relied on informal and personal sources of information.

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 Skills and Number Concepts of Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

This is a systematic study which investigated the basic counting and number skills, and the strategies used in counting and number tasks of students with moderate intellectual disabilities at different age levels.

Critical Factors of Successful Transition to Mainstream Kindergarten for Children with Disabilities

This study investigated the transition of 314 children with disabilities to mainstream kindergarten classes in state schools in New South Wales from the perspectives of parents, sending service providers and receiving teachers.

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.

Denying Claims of Discrimination in the Federal Court of Australia: Arguments against the Use of Native Sign Language in Education

This article seeks to analyse two cases that are the result of parents' complaints against education authorities for alleged indirect discrimination on the basis of their child's lack of access to instruction through Auslan in regular school settings.

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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...