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Trial of a developmental screening tool in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: A cautionary tale

This study aims to trial the Brigance developmental screening tool as an instrument for identifying Australian Aboriginal children at risk of developmental disability and requiring diagnostic developmental assessment.

Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis

This study explores the impact of psychosis on an individual’s social and community participation.The second Australian national survey of psychosis was conducted across seven Australian sites.

Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis

This study examines the impact of psychosis on an individual’s social and community participation. Social integration increases both mental and social well-being.

Upper-limb function in Australian children with traumatic brain injury: a controlled, prospective study

This study described upper-limb function in children with mild and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Standardised tests were used to measure motor skills and function. The children with a severe TBI had more difficulties than a control group with a less serious injury.

Use of Functional Capacity Evaluations by rehabilitation providers in NSW

This is a survey study which investigated the use and perceived usefulness of Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), the standardized tools to assess work capacity, by managers and therapists of accredited rehabilitation providers.

Use of multisensory environments in schools for students with severe disabilities: Perceptions from schools

This paper explores the beliefs, perceptions about the effects of Multisensory environments (MSEs) on students with severe disabilities.

Using genetic epidemiology to study Rett syndrome: the design of a case-control study

Studies have found an apparent increase in intellectual disability and seizures in the extended families of girls with Rett syndrome. This article seeks to investigate both fetal wastage and familial aggregation of other disorders in families of girls with Rett syndrome.

Using self-monitoring to increase the on-task behaviour of three students with disabilities during independent work

The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using a tactile cued self‐monitoring device (Watchminder) and a self‐recording booklet to improve the on‐task behaviour of three primary aged students with disabilities during independent work.

Variation over time in medical conditions and health service utilization of children with down syndrome

This paper compares the prevalence of parent reported medical conditions and rates of health service utilisation in school-aged children with Down syndrome in Western Australia in 1997 and 2004....

Victorian Population Health Survey of People with an Intellectual Disability 2009

This report presents the results of a survey which collected a wide range of information relating to the health of adults with an intellectual disability and the determinants of that health.

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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...