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‘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.

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 Comparison of the Expressive Language Opportunities Provided by Shared Book Reading and Facilitated Play for Young Children with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

In this study, which aimed to compare the expressive language opportunities provided by shared book reading and facilitated play, the language of 22 young children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and delayed language was examined.

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.

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 Perspectives of the Use of the Internet by People Who Are Visually Impaired and Professionals Who Work with Them

Although a wealth of information is now available via the Internet, people with visual impairment experience significant barriers and difficulties.This study explored the experiences of people with vision impairment. It also examined the role of organisations working for people with vision problem.

Authentic pedagogy and students with severe disabilities

This paper explored the application of the New South Wales (NSW) model of pedagogy to the education of students with severe intellectual disabilities.

Barriers to the use of Information and Communication Technology by occupational therapists working in a rural area of New South Wales, Australia

This study's purpose was to identify the impact of Information and Communication Technology on the workforce practices of occupational therapists' working in a rural area of New South Wales.

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.

Communicating About Loss: Experiences of Older Australian Adults With Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs

This study explored how older adults with a lifelong disability, such as cerebral palsy, and complex communication needs (CCN) experience loss and manage the grieving process.

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