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Evaluating Diagnostic tools in the Assessment of Autism and Parental Experiences of the Assessment and Diagnostic Process

This study examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS), in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder. The study also surveyed parent experiences of the assessment and diagnostic process.

Evaluation of the Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour: Final Report

Shannon McDermott, Jasmine Bruce, Karen R. Fisher, Ryan Gleeson, Dr Shannon McDermott, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW (2010) The Integrated Services Project (now Program) is administered by ADHC, in partnership with Housing NSW and NSW Health.

Evaluation of the internal construct validity of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) using Rasch analysis

Background: The Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) is a 43-item, clinician-administered assessment, designed to identify patients' unmet needs (participation...

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: an Australian context

PURPOSE: We explored the experiences of adults who received aids through the Non-Electronic Communication Aids Scheme (NECAS).;METHODS: Fifteen adults aged 21-74 years, with complex communication...

Experiences of family caregiving among older Australian women

This article seeks to explore the effects of family caregiving on physical and emotional wellbeing among a cohort of Australian women aged 70 to 75 years.

Exploring the Perception of Asperger's Disorder

This article seeks to explore how Asperger's disorder is perceived by Australian health and education staff, parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and community members.

Families with a young child with a disability

This article examines the characteristics of families with at least one young child with a disability and the effect the caring role has on relationships.

Family support needs following acquired brain injury across metropolitan and regional/remote South Australia

Aims: To identify and compare, family support needs following an acquired brain injury (ABI) in metropolitan and regional/remote areas in order to inform the development of a state-wide family...

Flexibility of Programme Delivery in Providing Effective Family-centred Intervention for Remote Families

This study investigated beliefs and values around family-centred practice through examining professional beliefs about children, parents and how they could work with families. It also investigated how the mode of programme delivery might be associated with outcomes for families.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with the likelihood of a client receiving a referral to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program from various sources. Data were...

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