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Teaching medical students about disability and rehabilitation: methods and student feedback

This article reports the student feedback on a new topic on disability and rehabilitation.introduced in a new postgraduate medical course at Flinders University of South Australia.

Temperament and social behaviour at home and school among typically developing children and children with an intellectually [sic] disability

This study compared differences in temperament and social behaviour between children with an intellectual disability (ID) and those without an ID. The differences were minimal. However, the latter achieved a higher level of social competence and engaged in lower levels of anti-social behaviours.

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) aims to bring to the community the benefits of teaching, research, technology and service relevant to philanthropic and nonprofit communities.

The Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) University of Sydney

The Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney was formally established in March 2012. The centre's director is Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn.

The communication skills used by deaf children and their hearing peers in a question-and-answer game context

This paper explored communication skills used by deaf children. Results were compared with their hearing peers. Deaf children performed worse than their hearing peers and took longer times in answering questions.

The Contribution of Academic Skills to the Successful Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

This article seeks to explore the academic ability of children with intellectual disability compared to teacher ratings of success.

The diagnosis of autism in a female: could it be Rett syndrome?

This study examined 313 cases of Rett syndrome, a condition which disrupts social and language development. The authors recommend that females with autism are monitored for the development of the sings and symptoms of Rett syndrome.

The effect of classical music on painting quality and classroom behaviour for students with severe intellectual disabilities in special schools

The effect of playing background music in classrooms in special schools is an understudied area. This research suggests that playing background music in classrooms can contribute to improving painting quality and students' behaviours in class.

The funding of vocational education and training for students with disabilities

The aim of this study was to investigate how the vocational education and training system currently allocates funds to support students with a disability and what other funding models may provide more effective support.

The illusion of full-time inclusion: a national study on the practice and prevalence of a part-time model of inclusion for secondary-aged students with disabilities in special schools across Australia

This study obtained empirical evidence on the prevalence and structural features of part-time inclusion programs for secondary-aged students operating from Australian special schools.

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