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National Disability Practitioners (NDP)

National Disability Practitioners is a new membership association that will take the lead in strengthening occupational standards, building sector networks and creating professional development opportunities for those working to support people with disabi

Navigating the complexity of disability support in tertiary education: perspectives of students and disability service staff

This paper presents perspectives of disability service staff and students about implementing and using reasonable adjustments at tertiary institutions in Australia.

Outcomes of children with mild-profound congenital hearing loss at 7 to 8 years: A population study

Cognitive, linguistic, social and behavioural development of children with hearing-loss were assessed as part of a large study. Children with hearing-loss developed reading and language skills later than others. However, there was no significant difference regarding adaptive functioning and health.

Parents’ perspectives on the communication skills of their children with severe disabilities

This study explored parents' perspectives on the communication skills of their children with severe disabilities.

Peer-mediated teaching and augmentative and alternative communication for preschool-aged children with autism

This study examined the effectiveness of two communication interventions for preschool-aged children with autism. Results showed evidence of the interventions.

People with a Disability in Vocational Education and Training: A Statistical Compendium

This statistical compendium examines vocational education and training (VET) students with a disability focusing on their participation levels, achievements and outcomes from VET, and identifies gaps and/or issues with the existing data.

People with developmental disabilities teaching medical students–does it make a difference?

This paper assesses changes in attitudes of fourth year undergraduate medical students towards interacting with people with developmental disabilities. After an intervention, students' attitudes became more positive.

Picture-book reading as an intervention to teach the use of line drawings for communication with students with severe intellectual disabilities

This study reports on a group intervention using a semiscripted book reading routine implemented by a teacher in a classroom for students with severe intellectual disabilities.

Pilot of case management for young people with challenging behaviour

Emily Verstege, Kerry Hart, Ofir Thaler and Chris Milne, ARTD Consultants (June 2011) This program was developed for young people in Year 6 to Year 10 with autism or intellectual disability with challenging behaviour and who are at risk of school suspensi

Pilot of case management for young people with challenging behaviour

This paper evaluates Stay Connected Pilot

Program to determine how effectively the

program has helped young people in the target group achieve outcomes at

home, school and in the community.

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Research to Action Guides

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  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...