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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...

Exploring the feasibility of the visual language in autism program for children in an early intervention group setting: views of parents, educators, and health professionals

OBJECTIVE: To explore the views of key stakeholders on using visual supports for children with developmental disabilities in early intervention group settings. Specifically, this study aimed 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.

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 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

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.

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...

Focus on the journey, not the destination: Digital games and students with disability

The way in which technologies support students with disability has been widely explored in recent times. Much of this research has focused on computer programs specifically designed to teach...

Food and fluid texture consumption in a population-based cohort of preschool children with cerebral palsy: Relationship to dietary intake

Aim: To determine the texture constitution of children's diets and its relationship to oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD), dietary intake, and gross motor function in young children with cerebral palsy...

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...