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Professional learning for teachers without special education qualifications working with students with severe disabilities

This article reports on an individualised professional learning activity. Results showed that training offered to teachers had a positive effect on teaching students with multiple and severe disabilities.

Promoting self-determination for better health and wellbeing for adolescents who have an intellectual disability

The focus of this paper is on an Australian research project that evaluated the effectiveness of a resource called the Ask Health Diary, which is used in the school curriculum to promote...

Rater reliability of the adapted scoring criteria of the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment for children with cerebral palsy

Handwriting assessment tools are designed mainly for typically developing children. This study examined whether the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment-Cerebral Palsy (MHA-CP) was suitable for children with cerebral palsy. Findings indicated that MHA-CP was a reliable tool.

Rates of hearing loss in primary school children in Australia: A systematic review

Objective: To systematically review literature reports of the rates of hearing impairment in primary school children in Australia. Methods: A search of five electronic databases yielded three...

Relationship between theory of mind and language ability in children and adolescents with intellectual disability

The present study was designed to evaluate the validity of the false belief task as a measure of theory of mind development in individuals with intellectual disability.

Reported Prevalence by Australian Special Educators of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices

This research examined the reported level of implementation of eight practices in a national sample of Australian special education teachers, replicating the North American study of Burns and Ysseldyke (2009).

Reports of sexual abuse of children in state care: A comparison between children with and without intellectual disability

Background Little is known about the nature and reactions to sexual abuse of children with intellectual disability (ID). The aim was to fill this gap.

Research Autism

This resource commissions, carries out and supports high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions designed to help people with autism.

Responding to the widening participation agenda through improved access to and within 3D virtual learning environments

This study reports on the potential of an accessible 3D teaching and learning environment for increasing access and participation of students with disabilities. Moreover, it focuses on strategies for improving outcomes (i.e. retention, success and completion).

Restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities: A child rights perspective from Victoria, Australia

Students with disabilities are being subjected to restraint and seclusion in some schools in Victoria, Australia. The practices are being used for purposes such as punishment, behaviour change and...

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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...