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'My grandchild has a disability': Impact on grandparenting identity, roles and relationships

This research explores if and how having a grandchild with a disability influences grandparents' sense of identity and enactment of the grandparent role. Using qualitative purposive sampling,...

'Part of our world': Influences on caregiver decisions about communication choices for children with hearing loss

Caregivers of young children with hearing loss make decisions about which communication mode/s and spoken language/s their children and family will use. Influences on decision-making about...

"He was learning to read, but he wasn't learning to live": Socially inclusive learning in a community setting

People with mental health problems, learning difficulties and poor literacy and numeracy are at risk of social exclusion, including homelessness. They are often disconnected from the formal...

“I Want to See the Queen”: Experiences of Service Use by Ageing People with an Intellectual Disability

The present study explored the everyday lives of older people with intellectual disability in Victoria and Queensland, examining their experiences of using disability services and the ways in which services responded to their ageing.

“Making a good time”: The role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia

This study aimed to explore the perspectives of 25 community dwelling individuals with chronic aphasia on the role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

This thesis aimed to identify the nature and impact of community group processes on the active participation of people with intellectual disability.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

BackgroundThe social processes that operate in community groups need to be better understood if people with intellectual disability are to be included in such groups. This study aimed to identify...

“So that's the way it is for me — always being left out.” Acquired Pragmatic Language Impairment and Social Functioning following Traumatic Brain Injury

The aim of this paper is to review pragmatic language impairment in the context of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and detail its impact on social functioning from the perspectives of people with TBI.

A comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

This paper presents a comparative analysis of skills and performance of students with a vision impairment and sighted students. Results showed no significant differences between the two groups of students.

A Discourse of "Abnormality": Exploring Discussions of People Living in Australia With Deafness or Hearing Loss

Adopting a social constructionist framework, the authors conducted a synthetic discourse analysis to explore how people living in Australia with deafness construct their experience of deafness. An...

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