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Effect of group size on the participation of students with mild intellectual disability in physical education

This study examined the effect of group size on the engagement of students with an intellectual disability and their peers without a disability while practising skills. Students with a disability were less likely to engage in motor activities than their counterparts in the study.

Effects of a modified Thinking Science program for year 8 students of various abilities

The aim of this research was to identify whether students of various academic abilities would achieve positive gains in cognitive ability after completing a modified cognitive acceleration program...

Effects of classroom animal-assisted activities on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder

Objective: The objective of this study was to implement and evaluate a classroom-based Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) program on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder...

Effects of short-term disability awareness training on attitudes of adolescent schoolboys toward persons with a disability

Background Schoolboys ( N = 156, M age = 13 years) participated in a disability awareness training program that included guest speakers (athletes from the Paralympics and the Special Olympics), a...

Employment procedures and practices challenge teacher assistants in mainstream schools

Reliance on teacher assistants (TAs) in mainstream schools to support students with disability and learning difficulties is an increasing trend in Australia. In 2011, over 80,000 TAs were employed...

Engagement of undergraduate medical students of paediatrics in special schools for children with disabilities

AIMS: Over 200000 Australian children suffer significant disability. How should medical students be prepared for this challenge? Community engagement has become fundamental to education, but there...

Enhancing social participation in young people with communication disabilities living in rural Australia: outcomes of a home-based intervention for using social media

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a home-based intervention using social media to enhance social networks of young people with disabilities and...

Equity in education: signed language and the courts

This article examines several legal cases in Canada, the USA, and Australia involving signed language in education for Deaf students.

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package is useful in meeting the information needs of children with special needs. This study found evidence in support of this claim in the Australian context.

Evaluation of the Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) program with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program - a program which is designed to develop symbolic communication for individuals with autism through the use of a high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device.

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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...