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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 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 narrative analysis of a speech pathologist's work with indigenous Australians with acquired communication disorders

Purpose: To explore in detail the narrative of a speech pathologist (SP) working with Indigenous Australian clients with acquired communication disorders following stroke or brain injury. There is...

Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas

This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to determine the extent to which people living in rural areas may receive a person-centred therapy service.

An interactive wireless communication system for visually impaired people using city bus transport

Visually impaired people have difficulty accessing information about public transportation systems. Several systems have been developed for assisting visually impaired and blind people to use the...

Analysis and enhancement of communication behaviour in children with cerebral palsy

This thesis examined the idiosyncratic and subtle behaviours of children with cerebral palsy. It pointed to the need for more effective communication interventions for the children.

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...

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.

Communicating About Loss: Experiences of Older Australian Adults With Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs

This study explored how older adults with a lifelong disability, such as cerebral palsy, and complex communication needs (CCN) experience loss and manage the grieving process.

Communicating with Nurses: The Experiences of 10 Individuals with an Acquired Severe Communication Impairment

This study interviewed hospital patients who had no functional speech about their communication experiences with nurses.

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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...