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Improving Educational Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities: An Evaluation of School-Based Professional Learning

The components of quality educational planning for students with moderate and severe intellectual disability are well established, but schools and special educators may not always achieve a...

Improving outcomes of preschool language delay in the community: protocol for the Language for Learning randomised controlled trial

Early language delay is a matter of concern to both parents and professionals. This study assessed language skills such as vocabulary and grammar; narrative skills; comprehension monitoring; and phonological awareness/pre-literacy skill. The study has relevance for parents and the community.

In the too hard basket': Issues faced by 20 rural Australian teachers when students with disabilities are included in their secondary classes

Given the urban dominance of inclusion literature, it is germane to explore issues pertaining to including students with disability in the rural school. As such, this paper uses a qualitative...

Including Disability in the Social Work Core Curriculum: A Compelling Argument

In light of an impending review of the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (2012), alongside imminent service system changes associated with the rollout in Australia of...

Inclusion in Australia: What Teachers Say They Need and What School Psychologists Can Offer

This article examines the inclusion-related beliefs and perceived needs of primary teachers in Australia, and proposes ways that school psychologists can help meet these needs.

Inclusion of adults with disability in Australia: Outcomes, legislation and issues

This paper focuses on adults with disability and their inclusion in Australian society by examining various outcomes: community living, community participation and inclusive social roles such as...

Inclusion of students with special needs: Benefits and obstacles perceived by teachers in New South Wales and South Australia

This paper presents the views and perceptions of primary school teachers from New South Wales and South Australia about inclusive education. The teachers reported both benefits and obstacles of having students with special needs in their classrooms.

Inclusive Education in Pre-Schools: Predictors of Pre-Service Teacher Attitudes in Australia

Teachers' attitudes have been identified as being vital to the success of inclusive education (IE). With pre-school student populations becoming increasingly diverse, and many children...

Inclusive schooling: If it's so good - Why is it so hard to sell?

What does the take-up of new technology have in common with the adoption of inclusive pedagogies to support students with additional needs in regular classrooms? Both are profound changes in the...

Individual and Environmental Characteristics Associated with Cognitive Development in Down Syndrome: A Longitudinal Study

In this study, associations among cognitive development and intrapersonal and environmental characteristics were investigated for 89 longitudinal study participants with Down syndrome to understand developmental patterns associated with cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

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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...