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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.

An independent outcome study of a Pivotal Response

This study aims to examine the fidelity, effectiveness and social validity of Pivotal Response Training intervention.

Australian experiences with accessibility policies post the Sydney olympic games

This paper reviews the current online accessibility policies and guidelines of federal and state governments in Australia and contrasts these positions with the high levels of accessibility expected in the future in the banking, education, legal and multimedia sectors.

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.

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.

Can in-the-moment diary methods measure health-related quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Aim: To investigate whether in-the-moment diary reports of daily experience, taken collectively, are a valid representation of health-related quality of life (HRQL). Methods: A total of 35 boys...

Communication access on trains: a qualitative exploration of the perspectives of passengers with communication disabilities

This study investigats the experiences of people with communication disabilities on a rail network in Victoria, Australia to identify the barriers they encountered.

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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...