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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 use of breast cancer screening services by women with intellectual disabilities

The use of breast cancer screening is lower among women with an intellectual disability than among women without a disability. This paper explores carers' perceptions of barriers to breast cancer sneering by these women. Some recommendations are proposed to overcome the obstacles.

Understanding the use of respite services among informal carers

This paper examines the use of respite services among carers of non-institutionalised individuals aged 15 and over with either a profound or severe disability. Social and cultural factors influenced the use of respite services.

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.

Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to identify preliminary comprehensive and brief core sets for Guillain Barre syndrome

This article seeks to identify core sets (categories) for Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS), in a Delphi process using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

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 the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills to measure functional change in adults with severe traumatic brain injury: a pilot study

This article seeks to measure functional change in 10 adults following severe traumatic brain injury using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) tool.

Valuing people through law: whatever happened to Marion?

People with disability are amongst the most disempowered members of our community. This article seeks to explore the High Court's decision in Marion's case which leant support to the rights of people with disability to be included in the community.

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

This paper provides information about medical conditions and health service utilisation in school-aged children with Down syndrome. The health status of the children with Down syndrome and health service use varied over time.

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....

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