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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 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.

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...

Consumer-identified barriers and strategies for optimizing technology use in the workplace

This article explores the experiences of 26 assistive technology (AT) users having a range of physical impairments as they optimized their use of technology in the workplace.

Contact with Young Adults with Disability Led to a Positive Change in Attitudes toward Disability among Physiotherapy Students

Purpose: To determine whether contact over 8 weeks with a person with disability benefits physiotherapy students' attitudes toward disability and their development of professional behaviours and...

Coping with bullying in Australian schools: how children with disabilities experience support from friends, parents and teachers

The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore how children with disabilities experienced support when they were bullied at school.

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.

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...

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.

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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...