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A preliminary investigation of moral reasoning and empathy after traumatic brain injury in adolescents

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained during childhood can affect a number of socio-cognitive skills; however, little attention has focused on the integrity of moral reasoning...

A qualitative investigation of recovery after femoral fracture in Rett syndrome

Background: Children with severe disability often develop osteoporosis and have an increased risk of fracture. In Rett syndrome, the prevalence of fracture is four times greater than in the...

A systematic review of interventions to support siblings of children with chronic illness or disability

Methods: Twenty electronic databases were searched. Study selection, data extraction and assessment of methodological quality were performed by two independent reviewers.

Adaptation of an interview-based protocol to examine close relationships between children with developmental disabilities and peers

This study sought to determine whether an interview protocol was suitable to examine the close relationships of children with developmental disabilities in an inclusive school setting. It pointed to some of the limitations of conventional interview methods and proposed a more appropriate method.

Adults and children with Asperger syndrome: Exploring adult attachment style, marital satisfaction and satisfaction with parenthood

This article seeks to explore romantic attachment, marital satisfaction and parental satisfaction in Australian men and woman with Asperger's syndrome.

Alcohol and its relationship to offence variables in a cohort of offenders with intellectual disability

Background Alcohol use and misuse may be lower in people with intellectual disability (ID) than in the general population but may be related to offending.Method Alcohol-related crime and history...

An exploratory study examining the relationships between the personal, environmental and activity participation variables and quality of life among young adults with disabilities

Purpose: Despite the apparent importance of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework in influencing the relationships between participation and quality of...

An exploratory study of how sports and recreation industry personnel perceive the barriers and facilitators of physical activity in children with disability

PURPOSE: To explore the perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity among children with disability in physical activity and community sports from the perspective of...

Athletes, parents, and siblings experiences from the Special Olympics World Games

Background Research supports the importance of sports for people with intellectual disability (ID); however, the unique experience of the Special Olympics (SO) World Games has rarely been...

Attitudes toward disability: Teacher education for inclusive environments in an Australian university

This study explored attitudes of preservice teachers towards people with a disability. It suggests that there was a minimal change in the teachers' attitudes over a year.

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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...