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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...

Examining prediction models of giving up within a resource-based framework of coping in primary school students with and without learning disabilities

This study tests a proposed model of coping outcomes for 290 primary school students in Years 5 and 6 (mean age = 11.50 years) with and without learning disabilities (LDs) within a resource-based...

Exploring preschool teachers’ and support staff’s use and experiences of assistive technology with children with disabilities

THIS QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY explored the professional philosophies and experiences of preschool teachers and their support staff regarding the use of assistive technology devices (ATDs) in an...

Exploring the retention and success of students with disability in Australian higher education

The proportion of higher education students with disability is increasing. We know there is institutional variation in retention and performance of higher education students with disability, and...

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

This thesis sought to determine the personal and contextual factors that affect adjustment outcomes of all mainstream students and students with a disability. Gender, health status, socio-economic status and culture influenced adjustment outcomes.

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...

Family day care is for normal kids: Facilitators and barriers to the inclusion of children with disabilities in family day care

This paper explored barriers and factors that promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in family day care (FDC). It discusses the implications of the inclusion of children with disabilities in FDC.

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....

Frequency and quality of return to study following traumatic brain injury

OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency and experience of return to secondary or tertiary study over a 10-year period following traumatic brain injury (TBI).;PARTICIPANTS: A group of 295 students with...

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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...