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‘Stroke a chord’: the effect of singing in a community choir on mood and social engagement for people living with aphasia following a stroke

People with aphasia can benefit from music therapy. An intervention showed that the treatment led to a reduction in mood disorders in people with aphasia.

A comparison of Malaysian and Australian speech-language pathologists' practices with children with developmental disabilities who are pre-symbolic

This study explores the assessment, intervention, and family-centred practices of Malaysian and Australian speech-language pathologists (SLPs) when working with children with developmental disabilities who are pre-symbolic.

A Functioning and Related Health Outcomes Module : the development of a data capture tool for health and community services information systems

Functional status can be a health outcome measure. This reports recommends a module of framework that can be used to describe health status, health outcomes, and storage and transmission of data on human functioning.

A qualitative evaluation of caregivers' experiences, understanding and outcomes following diagnosis of FASD

Introduction: The effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol are wide-ranging and pervasive in nature. In response to growing concerns about the lifelong disabilities related to prenatal alcohol...

Accessible television: The new frontier in disability media studies brings together industry innovation, government legislation and online activism

As television moves beyond digital broadcast modes of distribution towards online modes of delivery, this paper considers the opportunities and challenges for people with disabilities. With...

Australian speech-language pathologists' perceptions and experiences of augmentative and alternative communication in early childhood intervention

This article seeks to explore the knowledge and perceptions of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working with young children about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), evidence-based practice, and barriers to such practice.

Authentic Pedagogy and Students with Severe Disabilities

This paper explored the application of the New South Wales (NSW) model of pedagogy, derived from authentic pedagogy, to the education of students with severe intellectual disabilities. The project...

Authentic pedagogy and students with severe disabilities

This paper explored the application of the New South Wales (NSW) model of pedagogy to the education of students with severe intellectual disabilities.

Barriers to the use of Information and Communication Technology by occupational therapists working in a rural area of New South Wales, Australia

This study's purpose was to identify the impact of Information and Communication Technology on the workforce practices of occupational therapists' working in a rural area of New South Wales.

Breaking down the barriers: trying to convince the media that disability is newsworthy

Organisations working with people with an intellectual disability experience barriers in seeking media coverage. This paper presents some guidelines to break down the obstacles to receiving media publicity.

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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...