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Teaching Children with Hearing Loss in Reading Recovery

This study quantitatively analyzed the structure of Reading Recovery lessons for children with hearing loss by examining and comparing the supportive interactions of three Reading Recovery teachers of 12 children with hearing loss and three Reading Recovery teachers of 12 hearing children.

Teaching medical students about disability and rehabilitation: methods and student feedback

This article reports the student feedback on a new topic on disability and rehabilitation.introduced in a new postgraduate medical course at Flinders University of South Australia.

Tensions between institutional closure and deinstitutionalisation: what can be learned from Victoria’s institutional redevelopment?

This article draws on findings from two Australian studies of institutional closures to explore tensions in the closure process that occur in applying managerialist principles to the delivery of services and examines how these processes hindered or furthered the aims of deinstitutionalisation.

Testing a disability question for the census

This report discusses the methods and the results of a test conducted by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which aimed to test a census question on disability. The test was conducted between 1997 and 1998.

The choice agenda in the Australian supported housing context: A timely reflection

The last 30 years has seen significant developments in the Australian housing sector for people with disabilities. Despite much change in the sector, and advancements in disability services, the...

The communication skills used by deaf children and their hearing peers in a question-and-answer game context

This paper explored communication skills used by deaf children. Results were compared with their hearing peers. Deaf children performed worse than their hearing peers and took longer times in answering questions.

The community approach to participation: Outcomes following acquired brain injury intervention

This study examined the participation outcomes of individuals with severe acquired brain injury (ABI) who attended an intervention programme following ABI. Their participation resulted in increased functional independence, community integration and well-being.

The consequences of increasing age and duration of injury upon the wheelchair posture of men with tetraplegia

This study examines how postural problems experienced by people with spinal cord injury changes with greater age and duration of injury over their time course.

The convergent validity of the child and adolescent intellectual disability screening questionnaire with a measure of adaptive functioning: A brief report

Background It is important that screening tools for intellectual disability are validated against the diagnostic criteria relating to intellectual and adaptive functioning, as well as childhood...

The Development and Utility of a Program Theory: Lessons from an Evaluation of a Reputed Exemplary Residential Support Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Severe Challenging Behaviour in Victoria, Australia

This paper draws on data from an evaluation of a residential support service and outlines a program theory which is useful for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and severe challenging behaviour.

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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...