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Preparing Teachers to Support Inclusion: The benefits of interaction between a group of preservice teachers and a teaching assistant who is disabled

This qualitative study investigates the development of preservice teachers' attitudes toward people with disabilities during a semester-long unit.

Preservice Preparation of Teachers of the Deaf in the Twenty-First Century: A Case Study of Griffith University, Australia

This study presents an evaluation of preservice teachers of the deaf in Australia. Programmes for preservice teachers can produce high-quality graduates. They tend to pursue postgraduate study after several years of teaching.

Rater reliability of the adapted scoring criteria of the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment for children with cerebral palsy

Handwriting assessment tools are designed mainly for typically developing children. This study examined whether the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment-Cerebral Palsy (MHA-CP) was suitable for children with cerebral palsy. Findings indicated that MHA-CP was a reliable tool.

Reflections on doing inclusive research in the “Making Life Good in the Community” study

This paper presents findings from an action research which was used to reflect on and progressively refine the support provided by a research mentor to a co-researcher with intellectual disability employed on a large multimethod study.

Relationship between theory of mind and language ability in children and adolescents with intellectual disability

The present study was designed to evaluate the validity of the false belief task as a measure of theory of mind development in individuals with intellectual disability.

Reported Prevalence by Australian Special Educators of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices

This research examined the reported level of implementation of eight practices in a national sample of Australian special education teachers, replicating the North American study of Burns and Ysseldyke (2009).

Revision and Validation of the Individual Child Engagement Record: A Practitioner-Friendly Measure of Learning Opportunities for Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Settings

This article seeks to revise and validate the Individual Child Engagement Record (ICER), an instrument designed to observe and measure the engagement of children with disabilities in early childhood settings.

Safe at Schools

This research project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better.

School Assessment Policies Across Australia for Students with Special Needs

This paper examines the assessment policies across Australia.

Self-determination within Australian school transition programmes for students with a disability

This article seeks to examine the extent to which self-determination principles are evident in transitional programs for young people with disabilities.

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