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Evidence of a reduction over time in the behavioral severity of autistic disorder diagnoses

The increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may in part be due to a shift in the diagnostic threshold that has led to individuals with a less severe behavioral phenotype receiving...

Exercise interventions for cerebral palsy

Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from an injury to the developing brain. It is the most common form of childhood disability with prevalence rates of...

Exploring environmental restrictions on everyday life participation of children with developmental disability

Background Environments are important to children’s participation, but little is known about which environmental factors restrict their participation, particularly in children with moderate to...

Exploring the retention and success of students with disability

This study explores the relationship between supports and university adjustment for students with disability, and their retention and success.

Factors Affecting Psychosocial and Motor Development in 3-Year-Old Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Previous research has shown an association between children's development of psychosocial and motor skills. This study evaluated the development of these skills in 301 three-year-old deaf and hard...

Factors affecting student adjustment as they transition from primary to secondary school : a longitudinal investigation

The aim of this study was to determine the personal and contextual factors that affect adjustment outcomes of all mainstream students including those with disabilities and chronic illness and...

Factors Associated with Primary School Teachers' Attitudes Towards the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

OBJECTIVE: Teachers' attitudes toward inclusion are often based on the practical implementation of inclusive education rather than a specific ideology and understanding of inclusiveness. This...

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: using knowledge, attitudes and practice of justice professionals to support their educational needs

Background People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can be involved in high risk, socially unacceptable and harmful behaviours and are at high risk of engaging with the justice system....

Field of study and employment outcomes: an analysis of TAFE graduates

This paper assesses the employment outcomes of TAFE graduates. Graduates with a disability are less likely than others to be employed. Higher-level qualifications result in better job prospects.

First-order and higher order sequence learning in specific language impairment

Objective: A core claim of the procedural deficit hypothesis of specific language impairment (SLI) is that the disorder is associated with poor implicit sequence learning. This study investigated...

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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...