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Practitioners Who Work with Parents with Intellectual Disability: Stress, Coping and Training Needs

The purpose of the current study was to identify the stressors experienced by practitioners who work with parents with intellectual disability in Australia, investigate coping strategies and explore training needs so as to inform professional development for this group.

Recognition and use of line drawings by children with severe intellectual disabilities: The effects of color and outline shape

This study investigated the effects of the match between color and shape of line drawings and the objects represented on drawing recognition and use.

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).

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate leading social research on disability.

Schooling transitions within the lifespan of people with an intellectual disability: Perceptions and recommendations of ageing mothers

This paper examined the perceptions of mothers about the schooling transitions, including transitions to post-school options, made by their adult child with an intellectual disability (ID).

Seeking inclusive education: disrupting boundaries of ‘special’ and ‘regular’ education

This paper reports on the perceptions of mothers with children with disabilities in Queensland, Australia. The mothers’ perceptions provide a historical lens on the changes that occurred in special education in Queensland.

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.

Service Delivery Complexities: Early Intervention for Children With Physical Disabilities

This study aimed at understanding the experiences of early intervention staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families. The study stressed the usefulness of family-centred practice, flexible service provisions, teamwork, inter-agency coordination and skills.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...