The need for new models for delivery of therapy intervention to people with a disability in rural and remote areas of Australia

Angela Dew, Craig Veitch, Michelle Lincoln, Jennie Brentnall, Kim Bulkeley, Gisselle Gallego, Anita Bundy, Scott Griffiths

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Early therapy intervention by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech pathologists (therapists) is recognised to yield benefi ts across the lifecourse (Carpenter, 2007; Law, 2002; Thomaidis, Kaderoglou, Stefou, Damianou, &Bakoula, 2000; Ziviani, Feeney, Rodger, &Watter, 2010). As a result, there have recently been increases in funding for therapy positions in disability services in New South Wales (NSW), Australia (New South Wales Government, 2006). However, research by Keane, Smith, Lincoln, and Fisher (2011), Chisholm, Russell, and Humphreys (2011), and Denham and Shaddock (2004) indicated that there is a shortage of therapists living and working in rural and remote areas of Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


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