Research

Keeping people with communication disability safe in hospital

Hospital patients with communication disabilities are up to three times more likely than other patients to experience preventable, harmful patient safety incidents... read more.


Personally controlled electronic health records

Adolescents and young adults with chronic health conditions and communication disabilities struggle to communicate their health information with service providers... read more.


Tweet reach

With as many as 7 per cent of Australians having a physical and/or communication disability and being disenfranchised from information, Twitter offers a valuable form of social media... read more.


Mapping and recovery of arm coordination deficits after stroke

A primary problem after stroke is an inability to coordinate movements... read more.


Arm Movement Measure (ArMM)

To recover from brain damage, it is vital to understand the effects of brain damage on motor control – the ability of the brain to plan, execute, monitor and adapt movement... read more.


Sensory differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience sensory differences... read more.


The emotional reactions and psychological wellbeing of parents of children with genetic developmental disabilities

The current study proposes to investigate how parents (and families) can change in both positive and negative ways following the birth of a child with a developmental disability... read more.


22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome 

Also known as VCFS, DiGeorge, Shprintzen syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is associated with medical problems such as cardiac and palatal anomalies, behavioural and mental health problems and intellectual disabilities... read more.


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