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Transport and communication

2017-06-07-05-26-29

This paper reports results from a trial on PICTURE IT - a communication training package designed for carers of adults with severe and multiple disabilities.

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 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...

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...

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.

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 to the education of students with severe intellectual disabilities.

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.

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.

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