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From historic to contemporary: Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in collaborative interdisciplinary rehabilitation

This article examines Nordoff-Robbins music therapy within interdisciplinary rehabilitation treatment, including both a historic case and a contemporary case study. We discuss Carol and Clive...

Functioning and post-school transition outcomes for young people with Down syndrome

AIM: To investigate the relationship between functioning and post-school day occupation for young adults with Down syndrome.;METHODS: Families of young people with Down syndrome (n = 269) aged...

Going to Court over Education: Researcher as Expert Witness

This article seeks to explore the growing number of complaints that have been made against Australian education authorities over the language of instruction used to teach deaf children.

Good intentions: Teaching and specialist support staff perspectives of student disclosure of mental health issues in post-secondary education

This article reports findings from a qualitative case study, as part of which staff perspectives of student disclosure of mental health issues in an Australian postsecondary vocational education...

Government Directives on the Integration of Students with a Disability Into the TAFE System: Causes and Effects as Reflected Within the New England Institute of TAFE

This study considers how the TAFE system in NSW addresses the intention of legislation such as the Commonwealth and state Disability Services Acts to support students with disabilities, by surveying the views of senior TAFE staff, students, teachers and consultants.

Health and wellbeing of Victorian adults with intellectual disability compared to the general Victorian population

Multiple measures of health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability (ID) and the general Victorian population were compared using representative population level data. The sample...

Hearing Voices: Qualitative Research with Postsecondary Students Experiencing Mental Illness

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students experiencing mental illness have been described as one of the most vulnerable student groups in the Australian post-secondary sector. This...

Impact of the learn to play program on play, social competence and language for children aged 5–8 years who attend a specialist school

This study examined the change in the relationship between play, language and social skills of children aged 5–8 years pre and post-participation in the ‘Learn to Play’ program. Children's participation in the programme increased their social and learning skills.

Improving allied health professionals' research implementation behaviours for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a before-after study

BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy is a permanent disorder of posture and movement caused by disturbances in the developing brain. It affects approximately 1 in every 500 children in developed countries...

Improving communication-specific coping after traumatic brain injury: Evaluation of a new treatment using single-case experimental design

Background and aims: Impaired communication is a well-documented and enduring consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As a result of this impairment, people with TBI frequently experience...

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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...