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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...

Access and the use of information technology in the older Australian population: A comparison among the healthy, chronically ill, and people with disability with and without limitation to core functioning

This article seeks to examine the access and usage of information technology in Australia among various groups of older people including healthy, chronically ill, and disabled people; with and without limitations to core functional activities.

Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: a carers’ perspective

In Australia and around the world, people with disability and their carers living in rural areas face additional challenges compared to their urban-dwelling counterparts. This cross-sectional...

Actionable Nuggets Knowledge translation tool for the needs of patients with spinal cord injury

Objective To present the results of a pilot study of an innovative methodology for translating best evidence about spinal cord injury (SCI) for family practice. Design Review of Canadian and...

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.

Adjustment characteristics of healthy siblings of children with autism

This study is a qualitative analysis which compares parents’ self-reports with self-reports from 27 children who have siblings with autism and 27 children with no disabled sibling.

Adults with intellectual disability in long-term respite care: a qualitative study

In an effort to understand why some individuals remain in respite care on a long-term basis, we audited the files of 10 adults with developmental disability who had been living in three respite care units for 12–24 months.

An exploration of loneliness: Communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsy

In this paper, the authors present some findings from a larger qualitative study on the loneliness experiences of older people with cerebral palsy.

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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