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Rett syndrome: establishing a novel outcome measure for walking activity in an era of clinical trials for rare disorders

Background: Rett syndrome is a pervasive neurological disorder with impaired gait as one criterion. This study investigated the capacity of three accelerometer-type devices to measure walking...

School Assessment Policies Across Australia for Students with Special Needs

This paper examines the assessment policies across Australia.

School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers - Interim evaluation report

Northcott Disability Services in partnership with the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is evaluating Northcott’s school readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional need.

Self-determination within Australian school transition programmes for students with a disability

This article seeks to examine the extent to which self-determination principles are evident in transitional programs for young people with disabilities.

Self-Reported Substance Use among High School Students with and without Learning Difficulties

A total of 197 Year 9 and 10 students, 74 of whom had learning difficulties (LD), from two high schools in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, self-reported their substance use....

Service Delivery Complexities

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of frontline early intervention (EI) staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families....

Service Delivery Complexities: Early Intervention for Children With Physical Disabilities

This study aimed at understanding the experiences of early intervention staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families. The study stressed the usefulness of family-centred practice, flexible service provisions, teamwork, inter-agency coordination and skills.

Sex Education in South Australia: The Past and the Present

In South Australia, sex education has been controversial since its inception. The Australasian White Cross league and the Family Planning Association of South Australia were the pioneers of sex...

Shared Pedagogical Understandings: Schoolwide Inclusion Practices Supporting Learner Needs

Educational perspectives that recommend inclusion of children with special needs into mainstream classrooms remain a controversial topic. The Melbourne Declaration declares that all young...

Sibling Roles in the Lives of Older Group Home Residents with Intellectual Disability: Working with Staff to Safeguard Wellbeing

When parents die, siblings of older people with intellectual disability are likely to take responsibility for oversight of their wellbeing and negotiation with formal support services. This study...

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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...