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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 health advocacy intervention for adolescents with intellectual disability: a cluster randomized controlled trial

AIM: Adolescents with intellectual disability experience poorer heath than their peers in the general population, partially due to communication barriers and knowledge gaps in their health...

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 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 novel five degree of freedom user command controller in people with spinal cord injury and non-injured for full upper extremity neuroprostheses, wearable powered orthoses and prosthetics

An independent lifestyle requires the ability to place the hand in the complete workspace in concert with hand grasp and release. A novel user command controller monitoring head position for...

A preliminary investigation into psychosocial outcome and quality-of-life in adolescents following childhood traumatic brain injury

OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the long-term psychosocial outcome and quality-of-life (QoL) of 15-18 year olds, sustaining childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) between birth and 5...

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 evaluating a brief parenting program with children with autism spectrum disorders

Objective: This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of Primary Care Stepping Stones Triple P, a brief individualized parenting program, in a sample of parents of children with...

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...

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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...