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Assessing a child for learning difficulties - Who benefits from it?

by Barbara Pheloung

Barbara Pheloung from Move to Learn looks at the assessment process and asks: Who benefits? She discusses simpler and less stressful processes, that from her experience are also more useful. Published: July 2005

New and innovative treatment methods for children with speech and swallowing difficulties

by Melissa Serafin

Melissa Serafin shares the highlights from her Churchill Fellowship study tour, investigating new techniques for managing oral motor function disorders and swallowing disorders in children and adults with various disabilities. Published: February 2005

The LaughterBoss

by Dr Peter Spitzer

What if one person from each aged care facility, as well as doing their regular work, took on additional training and became the LaughterBoss of that facility? Published: December 2004

New technological options for people with physical disabilities

by Rob Garrett

Accessing telecommunication technology has been an ongoing challenge for people with disabilities. With technology continually changing and mobile phones shrinking in size, the gap between people with disabilities and telecommunication technology has grown. Published: May 2004

Clown doctors!

by Dr Peter Spitzer

Dr Peter Spitzer (aka Dr Fruitloop) talks about humour, and the role of clown doctors around the world, including an interview with Patch Adams. Published: December 2002

World study of rural health best practices

by Wendy Abbott

Wendy Abbott reports on her Churchill Fellowship project exploring the best and most cost effective ways of achieving optimal quality, evidence based outcomes, given the limited resources allocated to health care in rural Australia. Her study takes her around the world looking at rural health best practices in Canada, UK and America. Published: December 2002

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