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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 the Expressive Language Opportunities Provided by Shared Book Reading and Facilitated Play for Young Children with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

In this study, which aimed to compare the expressive language opportunities provided by shared book reading and facilitated play, the language of 22 young children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and delayed language was examined.

A preliminary investigation into the internal consistency and construct validity of the Triple C: Checklist of Communicative Competencies

This article seeks to investigate the overall consistency and validity of an assessment tool designed to assess the communicative skills of people with severe disabilities.

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.

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.

Australian Perspectives of the Use of the Internet by People Who Are Visually Impaired and Professionals Who Work with Them

Although a wealth of information is now available via the Internet, people with visual impairment experience significant barriers and difficulties.This study explored the experiences of people with vision impairment. It also examined the role of organisations working for people with vision problem.

Communicative spontaneity of children with high support needs who use augmentative and alternative communication systems II: Antecedents and effectiveness of communication

Aspects of the classroom environment relevant to the communicative spontaneity of 23 children with high support needs who used AAC were examined in this study.

Compendium of EBP Guidelines and Systematic Review

In the summer of 2005, staff of ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) embarked upon a research project to identify and obtain clinical practice guidelines from all over the world related to audiology and/or speech-language pathology.

Disability Research Network, University of Newcastle

The Network aims to include all stakeholders in the Hunter Region, NSW, with a special interest in disability, disability research, disability research translation, and evidence-based disability policy and practice.

Disability, the use of aids and the role of the environment

This report provides a broad-scale picture of the association between disability and the environment in Australia, by providing information on some of the environmental factors important to people with disabilities in Australia.

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