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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...

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.

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 issues of older people with intellectual disability in group homes

BackgroundThis paper explores how group home staff in Victoria, Australia, responded to residents with an intellectual disability (ID) as residents developed age-related health conditions....

Health-inclusive higher education: Listening to students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

This paper reports on a small-scale project undertaken with tertiary students who identified as having an impairment either at enrolment or by registering with the university's Disability Support...

Idealists, Pragmatists and ‘Simple-Minded’ Scamps: The Tasmanian Mental Deficiency Board and State ‘Care’ in the 1920s

This article uses case files to trace the negotiations that took place in the early 1920s between officials at the Tasmanian Children of the State Department and the Mental Deficiency Board about...

Identifying the important factors associated with teaching sex education to people with intellectual disability: A cross-sectional survey among paid care staff

Background: Sex education programs have been developed with paid care staff as sex educators. However, no information is available about whether these programs are being delivered.

Impediments to community-based care for people ageing with intellectual disability in rural New South Wales

The emerging phenomenon of ageing with an intellectual disability has become subject to an increasing research focus in recent years. However, there remains little knowledge regarding the specific...

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...