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Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability. It showed that level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants.

Early indicators of autism spectrum disorders at 12 and 24 months of age: A prospective, longitudinal comparative study

Data from children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delay, specific language impairment, or typical development (TD), were collected. THe study examined whether behaviours varied across different groups. Children with ASD lagged behind children with TD on social communication.

Early intervention services of children with physical disabilities: Complexity of child and family needs

This study offers insights into the special issues confronting parents when accessing early intervention for their children with physical disabilities. Parents stressed the importance of having access to a variety of early intervention services aside from therapy.

Effect of singing on respiratory function, voice, and mood after quadriplegia: a randomized controlled trial

This study examined the effects of music therapy on respiratory function, voice, mood, and quality of life for people with quadriplegia. Results showed positive outcomes of singing on social and psychological well-being.

Effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication among adults with intellectual disability

Adults with intellectual disability have lower Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication and higher side-effect rates than the general population. Two most significant risk factors for H. pylori are mal-adaptive behaviour and disability.

Employer satisfaction, job-match and future hiring intentions for employees with a disability

This paper discusses the relationships between employer satisfaction, and employer perceptions of job-match and future hiring intentions toward people who have a disability.

Employment restrictions among persons with ICD-10 anxiety disorders: characteristics from a population survey

This paper discusses employment restrictions among people with mental health problems (ICD-10). The nature of restrictions was: the type of jobs, number of hours, changing jobs and the need for a support person. The implications of the results for income support were discussed.

Empowering preservice teachers to embrace diversity

The study examined preservice teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of an intervention programme. The teachers reflected on their values and beliefs. The intervention produced positive outcomes such as the building of favourable attitudes towards students with special needs.

Estimating the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in Victoria using routinely collected administrative data

This paper aims to establish the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Victoria through the Victorian Birth Defects Register (VBDR).

Evaluating communication training for paid carers of people with traumatic brain injury

This paper aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a communication training programme for paid carers to improve their conversational interactions with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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