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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...

Arranging and ordering in autism spectrum disorder: Characteristics, severity, and environmental correlates

Background There is a need for a more accurate characterisation of higher level restricted and repetitive behaviour (RRB) in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including why it might be considered...

At-risk youth in australian schools and promising models of intervention

The largest population of youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system are those with disabilities and mental illness. There has been scant research into the pathways that these...

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 of Australian Swimming coaches towards inclusion of swimmers with an intellectual disability: An exploratory analysis

Recent research has focused on athletes with physical disabilities, and as such, there is a marked void in the research literature surrounding athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID). In the...

Attitudes of preservice teachers towards teaching deaf and ESL students

This study explored preservice teachers' attitudes towards teaching students who were deaf, compared to students who spoke polish. Teachers had higher expectations of the students with deafness and were more confident about teaching them.

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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Programme

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often have restricted verbal communication. For children who do not use functional speech, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices...

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...