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'A captive audience': musical concerts in Queensland mental institutions c.1870-c.1930

The practice of taking small numbers of patients, under staff escort, either to a ward or to one of the three recreation halls to form the captive audience for musical concerts performed for their benefit, in Queensland mental institutions between 1870 and 1930, is examined.

‘ART IN PRISONS’ A literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual arts programs for correctional populations

This report is a review of academic and other literature examining the impacts of art in prison programs.

‘Out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke – results from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study

This study aimed to determine the nature and magnitude of ‘out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke.

‘Stroke a chord’: the effect of singing in a community choir on mood and social engagement for people living with aphasia following a stroke

People with aphasia can benefit from music therapy. An intervention showed that the treatment led to a reduction in mood disorders in people with aphasia.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

This thesis is concerned with the application of a conceptual approach to educational efforts to improve aspects of work, leisure and retirement functioning in a specific group; persons with an intellectual disability.

A description of how three occupational therapists train children in using the scanning access technique

Scanning is a technique that enables children with severe physical disabilities to access an augmentative and alternative communication device. This article seeks to explore the methods and rationale used by occupational therapists experienced in training scanning when teaching a child to scam.

A framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes

The need for all people with disability to have access to reliable information before they can make informed choices in individualised funding programmes is well documented. However, little...

A national plan for child and youth wellbeing

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) are developing The Nest: a national plan for child and youth wellbeing. The Nest is an initiative that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians from birth to 24 years.

A network approach to the comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: The role of overlapping symptoms

Background: The role of symptom overlap between major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in comorbidity between two disorders is unclear. The current study applied network...

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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...