disability

A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism
A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Looking at the positive change for an adolescent boy with autism and his family while travelling through Africa has been the focus of a Griffith University research study. Now the focus of an ABC documentary which aired on 24 July, ... Read More »

Young people with disability- relationships with support workers
Young people with disability- relationships with support workers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The dynamics of the relationship between young people with disability and their support worker is revealed in a new book launched in Lismore and Sydney by Southern Cross University’s Centre for Children and Young People. ‘Relationships and Recognition: Photos about ... Read More »

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviours at the same time, ... Read More »

Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis
Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Recommendations for diagnosing autism (ASD) are not being followed for all children, with paediatricians reporting they are unable to access the services they need to meet recommended practice, a study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study ... Read More »

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed
Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support, says QUT Associate Professor Linda Graham. The Principal Research Fellow for the Education Faculty’s School of Cultural and Professional studies said in Australia, children with disabilities only ... Read More »

Bridging the gap for students with disabilities
Bridging the gap for students with disabilities (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A lecturer at CSU’s School of Teacher Education in Bathurst, Dr Lucie Zundans-Fraser, said a recent Senate Committee report highlights the significant disconnect between policy and practice when it comes to catering for the needs of students with disabilities and ... Read More »

Significant inequality faced by a third of Australian kids
Significant inequality faced by a third of Australian kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Associate Professor Gerry Redmond’s research for the Australian Child Wellbeing Project looked at thousands of young people. A Flinders University led survey of 5,400 students in 180 primary and secondary schools across Australia has found that young people from marginalised ... Read More »

Program helps children with disabilities
Program helps children with disabilities (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of children with developmental disabilities can take heart from new research which shows that a University of Queensland program can reduce serious emotional and behavioural problems. A study by US researchers published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities ... Read More »

Addressing the mental health needs of children with intellectual disability
Addressing the mental health needs of children with intellectual disability (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Research to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities or autism, and their families, has been presented at the MIND-IT Research Group conference in Melbourne. The research team, supported by the Monash Warwick Alliance, aims to identify the ... Read More »

Hundreds of Queenslanders seek parenting help
Hundreds of Queenslanders seek parenting help (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Queensland parents of children with a disability are the first in the world to benefit from a parenting intervention designed to reduce child behaviour problems across the state. So far, 350 Queensland parents have received parenting skills training through The ... Read More »

 
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