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'My grandchild has a disability': Impact on grandparenting identity, roles and relationships

This research explores if and how having a grandchild with a disability influences grandparents' sense of identity and enactment of the grandparent role. Using qualitative purposive sampling,...

'Part of our world': Influences on caregiver decisions about communication choices for children with hearing loss

Caregivers of young children with hearing loss make decisions about which communication mode/s and spoken language/s their children and family will use. Influences on decision-making about...

‘My grandchild has a disability’: Impact on grandparenting identity, roles and relationships

This research explores how having a grandchild influences grandparents' sense of identity and the roles that they play as grandparents.

"He was learning to read, but he wasn't learning to live": Socially inclusive learning in a community setting

People with mental health problems, learning difficulties and poor literacy and numeracy are at risk of social exclusion, including homelessness. They are often disconnected from the formal...

“I love my sister, but sometimes I don't”: A qualitative study into the experiences of siblings of a child with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities†

Background Many previous family quality of life studies have relied on parental information for understanding if and how having a sibling with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities...

“I Want to See the Queen”: Experiences of Service Use by Ageing People with an Intellectual Disability

The present study explored the everyday lives of older people with intellectual disability in Victoria and Queensland, examining their experiences of using disability services and the ways in which services responded to their ageing.

“Making a good time”: The role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia

This study aimed to explore the perspectives of 25 community dwelling individuals with chronic aphasia on the role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

This study aimed to identify the nature and impact of the group processes on the active participation of people with intellectual disability.

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 controlled trial of the SibworkS group program for siblings of children with special needs

Siblings of children with a disability are an at risk group for emotional and behavioral problems. This study evaluated an intervention to promote the emotional and behavioral functioning of...

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