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Quantitative and qualitative insights into the experiences of children with Rett syndrome and their families

Rett syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene. It is associated with severe functional impairments and medical comorbidities such as scoliosis and poor...

Rasch Analysis of the Independent Mobility Questionnaire

Purpose The Independent Mobility Questionnaire (IMQ) assesses participants' perceived ability for independent mobility. However, it has not been validated in a severely visually impaired population.

Research Autism

This resource commissions, carries out and supports high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions designed to help people with autism.

Responsible choice: the choice between no choice

This paper explored how the idea of 'choice' was understood within an Australian disability service. It suggests that 'choice' was understood as an expression of autonomy, which was both contextual and deviated from the hedonistic approach adopted by Western disability services.

Sarcasm and Advanced Theory of Mind Understanding in Children and Adults with Prelingual Deafness

Two studies addressed key theoretical debates in theory of mind (ToM) development by comparing (a) deaf native signers (n = 18), (b) deaf late signers (n = 59), and (c) age-matched hearing persons...

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate leading social research on disability.

Sensory Processing and Its Relationship with Children's Daily Life Participation

AIMS: To investigate whether children with probable or definite differences in sensory processing (SP) had participation restrictions, and the relationship between Short Sensory Profile (SSP)...

Service Delivery Complexities

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of frontline early intervention (EI) staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families....

Service use and access in young children with an intellectual disability or global developmental delay: Associations with challenging behaviour

Background Challenging behaviours are frequently shown by children with an intellectual disability. This study documents service use within this population and explores its relationship with...

Sleep disturbance in Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome caused by a heterozygous mutation or deletion of the ZEB2 gene. It is characterized by a distinctive facial appearance in...

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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...