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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...

Employment and related economic outcomes for Australian apprenticeship and traineeship graduates with disabilities: Baseline findings from a national three-year longitudinal study

Background: Apprenticeships and traineeships are beneficial vocational pathways for people with disabilities as they include work-based training and provide nationally recognised formal...

Empowering preservice teachers to embrace diversity

The study examined preservice teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of an intervention programme. The teachers reflected on their values and beliefs. The intervention produced positive outcomes such as the building of favourable attitudes towards students with special needs.

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...

Epidemiology and clinical record of multiple sclerosis in selected countries: A systematic review

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system mainly affecting young adults. The aim of this paper is to review the literature concentrating...

Equity in assessment: discrimination and disability issues from an Australian legal perspective

This paper examines equity issues in assessment from a legal perspective, drawing on case history from Australia, and based in discrimination and disability law.

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 contains results from a 2010-11 small-scale pilot evaluation of the LAMP program involving three students suggesting that LAMP can lead to rapid and sustained increases in symbolic communication and in length of individual utterances for child

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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...