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Researcher: Cuskelly, MM (Professor Monica Cuskelly)

Fields of Research

Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Special Education and Disability
Social and Community Psychology
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Education
Human Resources Management
Health and Community Services
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Educational Psychology

Research Objectives

Ability and Disability
Special Needs Education
Families and Family Services
Carer Health
Child Health
Learner Development
Disability and Functional Capacity
Education and Training
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Health Education and Promotion
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Ageing and Older People
School/Institution Community and Environment
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Equity and Access to Education
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Carers Development and Welfare
Learner and Learning Processes
Learner and Learning Achievement
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Mental Health Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A focus group study of police officers' recognition of individuals with intellectual disability; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
A longitudinal study of motivation and competence in children with Down syndrome: early childhood to early adolescence; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
A systematic review of interventions for improving the work performance of direct support staff; Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Active kids active minds: a physical activity intervention to promote learning?; Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
An investigation of parentsí decisions to transfer children from regular to special schools; Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Associations of child and adolescent mastery motivation and self-regulation with adult outcomes: a longitudinal study of individuals with Down syndrome; American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Authoritative parenting of Chinese mothers of children with and without intellectual disability; Journal of Child and Family Studies
Broadening the conceptualization of literacy in the lives of adults with intellectual disability; Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Challenging the myths and redressing the missteps in family research; Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Choosing a school: parental decision-making when special schools are an option; Disability & Society
Cognitive development and Down syndrome: age-related change on the Stanford-Binet Test (Fourth Edition); American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Commentary on Improving policy and practice: Adults with intellectual disability and their families (Fyffe, Pierce, Ilsley, & Paul, 2015); Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Contribution of occupational therapists in positive behaviour support; Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Contributors to adult sibling relationships and intention to care of siblings of individuals with Down syndrome; American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Cultural beliefs about autism in Indonesia; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Delay of gratification: a comparison study of children with Down syndrome, moderate intellectual disability and typical development; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Down Syndrome Across the Life Span; Whurr
Effectiveness of support services for children and young people with challenging behaviours related to or secondary to disability, who are in out-of-home care: a systematic review; Children and Youth Services Review
Evaluating the performance improvement preferences of disability service managers: an exploratory study using Gilbertís behavior engineering model; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Evaluating the performance improvement preferences of disability service managers: An exploratory study using Gilbertís Behavior Engineering model; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Examination of a scale assessing attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability in China; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Factor structure of the parenting sense of competence scale using a normative sample; Child: Care, Health and Development
Families of Adults with Down Syndrome (Down Syndrome Issues & Information); The Down Syndrome Educational Trust
Families of children with Down syndrome: what we know and what we need to know; Down Syndrome Research and Practice
Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Individual and environmental characteristics associated with cognitive development in Down Syndrome: a longitudinal study; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Literacy strategies used by adults with intellectual disability in negotiating their everyday community environments; Australian Journal of Adult Learning
Long-term care-giving: a short-term longitudinal examination of the experiences of women caring for adults with intellectual disabilities; Journal of Alternative Medicine Research
Mastery motivation in children with intellectual disability: Is there evidence for a Down syndrome behavioural phenotype?; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Maternal support for autonomy: relationships with persistence for children with Down syndrome and typically developing children; Research in Developmental Disabilities
Measures of parent satisfaction with early intervention services for children with physical disabilities: a systematic review; Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention
Mental health problems in adults with Down syndrome and their association with life circumstances; Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Mothersí and fathersí roles in caring for an adult child with an intellectual disability; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Motivation in children with intellectual disability; Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Observational assessment and maternal reports of motivation in children and adolescents with Down syndrome; American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Parent satisfaction with early intervention services for children With physical disabilities: internal consistency of the European parent satisfaction scale about early intervention; Infants and Young Children
Parenting satisfaction and self-efficacy: a longitudinal study of mothers of children with Down syndrome; Journal of Family Studies
Parenting stress in mothers of preterm infants during early infancy; Early Human Development
Parenting stress in mothers of very preterm infants ó Influence of development, temperament and maternal depression; Early Human Development
Parenting style and parent-child relationship: A comparative study of Indonesian parents of children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Journal of Child and Family Studies
Parents' reported use and views of strategies for managing the behaviour of their preschool child; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Parents' views of an optimal school life: using Social Role Valorization to explore differences in parental perspectives when children have intellectual disability; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Participation in community leisure programs: experiences and perspectives of children with developmental difficulties and their parents; Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Reliability of a method for establishing the capacity of individuals with an intellectual disability to respond to Likert scales; Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Self-regulation in children born with extremely low birth weight at 2 years old: a comparison study; Infants & Young Children
Self-regulation: a new perspective on learning problems experienced by children born extremely preterm; Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Social comparisons: associations with psychosocial functioning In individuals With Down syndrome; Down Syndrome Quarterly
Sustainable caregiving? Demands upon and resources of female carers of adults with intellectual disability; Journal of Women & Aging
The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The development of research skills in young adults with intellectual disability in participatory research; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
The trajectory of development of receptive vocabulary in individuals with Down syndrome; Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Unanticipated ethical issues in a participatory research project with individuals with intellectual disability; Disability and Society
Understanding maternal support for autonomy in young children with Down syndrome; Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Understanding the influence of traditional cultural values on Indonesian parenting; Marriage & Family Review
Understanding the Influence of Traditional Cultural Values on Indonesian Parenting; Marriage & Family Review
Vulnerability to loneliness in people with intellectual disability: An explanatory model; Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Young peopleís perceptions of family, peer, and school connectedness and their impact on adjustment; Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Research Projects

Research Enhancement Program (REP) 2017; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A cross cultural study of self-imposed delay of gratification
Constructing futures: Career development of individuals with an intellectual disability.
Evaluation of early intervention for young children with cerebral palsy and their families.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of increased school-based activity for enhanced learning
Evaluation of the EVOLVE Behaviour Support Service
Facilitating self-regulation and management of learning in children with Down syndrome
Maternal support for exploratory behaviour: Implications for mastery motivation
Parenting employment decisions and family functioning in community contexts: Normative features and disability specific factors
Screening for autism spectrum disorders in preterm infants in early childhood.
Self-regulation in very low birthweight/very preterm 2 and 4 year olds: A comparison study
Sibling relationships of children with Down syndrome.
The development of the capacity to delay gratification in children with intellectual disability
The developmental progression of motivation over the early years of schooling: Personal characteristics, parental influences and academic experiences
The factors associated with healthy eating and physical activity in young people with Down syndrome
Variability and change: An Australian longitudinal study of disability.

Research Candidate Supervision