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Anger Management Interventions for Adults with Learning Disabilities Living in the Community: A Review of Recent (2000-2010) Evidence

Estimates suggest that around a quarter of adults with learning disabilities living in the community have difficulties controlling their anger. Angry or aggressive behaviour can have serious...

Are Australian pre-service physical education teachers prepared to teach inclusive physical education?

Australian pre-service physical education (PE) teachers must be prepared for the reality of teaching in inclusive classrooms. Past studies have indicated that the amount of academic preparedness...

Are there sign posts at the entry gate? How utilising graduate qualities, threshold learning outcomes for law and inherent course requirements might impact on satisfactory completion of a law course

Academics interact regularly with students with documented disabilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) who present with Disability Access Plans (DAPs) which state that...

Assessment of current process for targeting of schools funding to disadvantaged students - a report prepared for The Review of Funding for Schooling Panel

Assessment of current process for targeting of schools funding to disadvantaged students - A report prepared for The Review of Funding for Schooling Panel

Assisting individuals ageing with learning disability: Support worker perspectives

Purpose - While ageing with an intellectual (learning) disability has been subject to increased research in recent years, there remains little knowledge regarding the daily practice issues that...

Attachment relationship to teacher and intensity of emotional expression in children with Down syndrome in regular kindergarten and nursery school

Background We investigated attachment behaviours of children with Down syndrome (DS) toward their preschool teacher and examined whether children's emotional expressivity predicted the incidence...

Attitudes toward disability: Teacher education for inclusive environments in an Australian university

This study explored attitudes of preservice teachers towards people with a disability. It suggests that there was a minimal change in the teachers' attitudes over a year.

Australian children with special health care needs: social-emotional and learning competencies in the early years

This study examined the relationship between special health care needs and social-emotional and learning competence in the early years. Boys were more likely than girls to have special health care needs. Special health care needs predicted learning and academic competencies in the early years.

Australian Social Trends, Jun 2012

Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society. It aims to address current and perennial social concerns and to provide answers to key social questions.

Australian teachers and the provision of professional development courses in literacy and numeracy for students with disabilities and learning difficulties

Australia has adopted the policy of including children with learning disabilities in mainstream classrooms. This paper aims at closing the knowledge gap about inclusive teaching practices in the Australian school.

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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...