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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.

Comprehension of sarcasm, metaphor and simile in Williams syndrome

Background Although people with Williams syndrome (WS) are often characterized as friendly and sociable with relatively good general language abilities, there is emerging evidence of pragmatic...

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.

Effectiveness of the ADEC as a Level 2 screening test for young children with suspected autism spectrum disorders in a clinical setting

The Autism Detection in Early Childhood (ADEC) is a clinician-administered, Level 2 screening tool. A retrospective file audit was used to investigate its clinical effectiveness.

Electronic assistive technology used by people with acquired brain injury in shared supported accommodation: Implications for occupational therapy

Introduction: People with severe acquired brain injury often require lifetime support, sometimes received from paid workers if living in shared supported accommodation. Electronic assistive...

Equity in education: signed language and the courts

This article examines several legal cases in Canada, the USA, and Australia involving signed language in education for Deaf students.

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: An Australian context

This article seeks to investigate the experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving low tech aided augmentative and communication (AAC) systems such as as pictures or charts. Overall, participants differed in using their AAC aids reflecting the benefits of multimodal options.

Expressive Communication of Children with Autism

In this, study, expressive communication of Australian and Taiwanese children with autism who had limited spoken language was observed in naturalistic settings.

Expressive communication of children with autism: the use of challenging behaviour

This article presents the findings on a study which investigates challenging behaviour among Australian and Taiwanese children with autism.

Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities

This collection houses Volume 1 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities published by the CSUN Center on Disabilities.

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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...