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‘I know my body, I’ve lived in it all my life’: Therapy, surgery and remediation experiences of young people with disabilities

This articles discusses the physical, social and emotional implications of remediation from the perspective of young people who are growing up with a disability.

‘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.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

"It's different in the country" supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This paper assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors that are affecting successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.

A framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes

The need for all people with disability to have access to reliable information before they can make informed choices in individualised funding programmes is well documented. However, little...

A Functioning and Related Health Outcomes Module: The development of a data capture tool for health and community services information systems

This report describes work that sets out to explore the value of a module of information on functional status as a health outcomes measure and to develop a framework for the development of such a module.

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

A masculine perspective of gendered topics in the research literature on males and females with intellectual disability

This article presents a review of published literature that focused on male social pathologies. The review identified a thematic difference. The literature paid less attention to male health compared with female health. A strong focus was evident on problematised male sexual behaviour.

A mobile telemedicine-enabled ear screening service for Indigenous children in Queensland: activity and outcomes in the first three years

This paper reports on the effectiveness of a mobile ear-screening service in an Indigenous community in Queensland.

A network approach to the comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: The role of overlapping symptoms

Background: The role of symptom overlap between major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in comorbidity between two disorders is unclear. The current study applied network...

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