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A descriptive examination of the types of relationships formed between children with developmental disability and their closest peers in inclusive school settings

This study examined patterns of relationships between children with developmental disability and others such as peers, teachers and parents in inclusive school settings. While reports of general friendship and acquaintance were common, those of more intimate relationships were limited.

A follow-up study of graduates with learning disabilities from a college of education: impact of the disability on personal and professional life

The present study examined three issues connected to the experiences of graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from a college of education (N = 45): support services that had been most...

A history of Learning Difficulties Australia : part four – managing change

This article seeks to explore the integration of children with disability into mainstream schools.

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing: Factors Influencing the Increased Identification of Special Educational Needs from the Perspective of Education Policy-makers and School Practitioners

This article considers the increased identification of special educational needs in Australia’s largest education system from the perspectives of senior public servants, regional directors,...

A measure of engagement for children with intellectual disabilities in early childhood settings: a preliminary study

This article seeks to develop a measure of engagement that could be used in practice with children with disabilities, including children with severe intellectual disabilities.

A Randomised Group Comparison Controlled Trial of "Preschoolers with Autism": A Parent Education and Skills Training Intervention for Young Children with Autistic Disorder

Aim: To determine the effect of parent education on adaptive behaviour, autism symptoms and cognitive/language skills of young children with autistic disorder. Method: A randomised group...

A Randomized Controlled Trial for Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Comparing Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment and the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme-Third Edition

Purpose: This randomized controlled trial compared the experimental Rapid Syllable Transition (ReST) treatment to the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme-Third Edition (NDP3; Williams & Stephens, 2004),...

A Review of Play Interventions for Children with Autism at School

Play is an important aspect of children's development and its value to education has been widely explored. However, play in children with disabilities and especially children with autism may be...

A web-based preventive intervention program for bipolar disorder: outcome of a 12-months randomized controlled trial

BACKGROUND: The Internet is used to deliver information on many psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder. This paper reports on the results of a 12-months randomised controlled trial, which...

Access and barriers to online education for people with disability

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia.

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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...