Position

Associate Professor
Disability and Community Inclusion Unit

Biography

"Communication is the essence of life," (ASHA, 1991, p.9). Pammi is a speech pathologist with over 30 years of research, clinical and/or teaching experience in working with children and adults with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs using augmentative and alternative communication. She was the Manager of Research at Novita Children's Services, Adelaide, for over 12 years setting up a vibrant multi-disciplinary research program, before joining Flinders in 2011. Pammi's current research interest focuses on facilitating the participation of individuals with disabilities using inclusive technologies. Pammi has international experience having worked and/or studied in India, Singapore, USA and Sweden.

Qualifications

Ph.D. Speech-Language Pathology, Purdue University, USA
M.sc. Speech & Hearing Sciences, All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore University, India
B.sc., Speech Pathology & Audiology, All India Insitute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore University, India

Honours, awards and grants

Grants:
2013-2016, Wood, D., Lindsay, N., Shute, S., & Raghavendra, P. DEEWR-NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program - Digital Enterprise:Pathways to Education and Employment for young people with disabilities program: $2,974,267.

2013-2016, Raghavendra, P., Ellison, C., Bellon., Rillotta, F., & Crocker, R. Evaluation of National Disability Insurance Scheme. The five faculty from DCIU are part of the NILS led consortium and will play a significant part in the evaluation. The unit will build capacity with internal and external stakeholders regarding best approaches/strategies to work with individuals with disabilities and their families. Part of $5,000,000 tender.

2013-2014, Raghavendra, P. (CI), Wood, D., Newman, L. Social networks of children and young people with disabilities in rural and regional areas: Can mobile and computer based technologies facilitate their social participation? National Disability & Research Development Grant, $204,671; Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, SA Government $30,000.

2013, Raghavendra, P. (CI), Wood, D., Iacono, T. Communication abilities and social networks of adults with disabilities: Can iPads facilitate their communicative and social participation using the train-the-trainer model? Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Seeding Grant, $15,000, Deanery, $5000

Awards:
2013 Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Award, Second Best Paper, "They think I'm really cool and nice," The impact of Interent support on the social networks and lonliness of young people with disabilities, Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 62(2), 29.1-29.11
2012, Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) Soft Technology Award, Second Place, for conference Presentation, "Internet for social inclusion of children with disabilities."
2012, Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Award, Second Best Paper, Sellwood, D., Wood, D. & Raghavendra, P. "Perspectives on the Telecommunications access methods of people with complex communication needs. Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 62(2), 29.1-29.11.

Key responsibilities

Honours Co-ordinator, Disability & Community Inclusion

Topic Coordinator:

  • DSRS1215  Communication & Language
  • DSRS2231  Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • DSRS5004  Disability Studies-Honours Thesis
  • DSRS5005  Foundations of Disability Research
  • DSRS9050  Communication Difficulties

Topic Lecturer:

  • DSRS2231  Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • DSRS5005  Foundations of Disability Research
  • DSRS9050  Communication Difficulties

Research expertise

  • Communications technologies
  • Disability
  • Speech pathology

Research interests

  • Understanding and measuring the participation of children with disabilities especially those with complex communication needs at home, school and community;
  • Enhancing the participation of children and adults with complex communication needs and other disabilities using mainstream technologies such as iPads, social media, and online social networking

Supervisory interests

  • Augmentative and alternative communication across lifespan
  • Enhancing communicative participation in people with complex communication needs
  • Evidence based practice
  • Participation of young people with disabilities at home, school and community
  • Participation of young people with disabilities using mainstream technology

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Social media & Online social networking (1) ; AAC & Sexuality (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Technology & Autism (2) ; Employement & Disability (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Abirami Thirumanickam
    Received Ph.D. grant from Apex Foundation-Autism Research - December 2013
  • Emma Grace
    University Runner Up & Faculty Winner of 3 Minute thesis competition - August 2014
    aUDA Grant for digital technology - January 2015
    NHMRC Ph.D. Scholarship - February 2015

Publications

  • Schlosser, R.W., Sigafoos, J., Shane, H., Koul, R. and Raghavendra, P. (2014). Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In Luiselli, JK, ed. Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): Recent advances and innovations in assessment, education, and intervention. USA: Oxford University Press, pp. 101-122.
    [Web Link]
  • McMillan, J. and Raghavendra, P. (2013). Meeting Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom. In Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter, Robert Conway, ed. Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. 2nd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 173-204.
  • Schlosser, R.W., Raghavendra, P. and Sigafoos, J. (2013). Appraising Systematic Reviews: From Navigating Synopses of Reviews to Conducting One's Own Appraisal. In BG Cook, M Tankersley & TJ Landrum, ed. Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities: Evidence-Based Practices. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 45-64.
  • Crettenden, A.D., Raghavendra, P. and Nguyen, T. (2012). We can DO that! Using technology to improve the social participation of young people with disabilities. In S Wyver & P Whiteman, ed. Children and childhoods 2: Images of childhood. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 43-68.
    [Web Link]
  • Guidera, A., Olsson, C. and Raghavendra, P. (2010). Supporting Communicative Participation for Children with Complex Communication needs: how the Evidence Contributes to the Journey. In Roddam, H; Skeat, J, ed. Embedding Evidence based Practise in Speech - Language Therapy - International Examples. UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 151-156.
    [10.1002/9780470686584]
  • McMillan, J.M. and Raghavendra, P. (2010). Meeting Complex Communication Needs in the classroom. In Hyde, M., Carpenter, L., & Conway, R., ed. Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Schools. Australia and New Zealand: Oxford University Press, pp. 169-201.
  • Raghavendra, P. (2010). A model of clinician - researcher collaboration in a community setting. Conducting and evaluating clinical research in a multi - disciplinary community based paediatric rehabilitation setting. In Roddam.H & Skeat.J, ed. Embedding Evidence based Practise in Speech - Language Therapy - International Examples. London, UK: Wiley, pp. 79-86.
    [Web Link]
  • Raghavendra, P., Sampson, J., Iacono, T. and Wood, D. (2015). Outcomes of a Train-the-trainer Model for Introducing iPads® for Communication. In Communication Matters- UK Annual AAC conference. Communication Matters- UK Annual AAC conference. Leeds, UK. Sep 2015.
  • Schlosser, R. and Raghavendra, P. (2014). A method for reconciling multiple synopses of a systematic review:Effects of AAC intervention on speech production. 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Eldridge, B., Raghavendra, P. and McMillan, J. (2013). Tablet technology use by children with complex communication needs: Multiple perspectives. 11th Biennial National Conference of Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment. Sydney, Australia. May 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Wood, D., Newman, L. and Connell, T. (2013). Enhancing social participation in young people with disabilities: Evidence based strategies for supporting access to online social networking. In Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. European Academy of Childhood Disability Annual Conference. Newcastle, UK. Oct 2013, pp. 60-60.
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Wood, D., Newman, L. and Connell, T. (2013). Impact of internet social networking intervention on the self-esteem of young people with disabilities. European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) Annual Conference. Newcastle, UK. Oct 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Wood, D., Grace, E. and Connell, T. (2013). Effectiveness of strategies for supporting Internet use to increase the social participation of young people with disabilities. State wide Rehabilitation Clinical Network, South Australian Rehabilitation Research Forum. Adelaide, South Australia. Mar 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Olsson, C., McInerney, R., Connell, T. and Lane, A. (2013). Self- determination of children with complex communication needs: What do we know? 11th Biennial National Conference of Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment. Sydney, Australia. May 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Grace, E., Newman, L. and Connell, T. (2013). Increasing the social particiaption of young people with complex communication needs using strategies to support internet social networking. In Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment Conference. Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment Conference. Sydney. May 2013.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D.M., Grace, E.J., Newman, L.A. and Connell, T.M. (2013). Increasing the social participation of young people with complex communication needs using strategies to support Internet social networking. In Proceedings of the 11th AGOSCI Biennial Conference, Connect2Communicate. Sydney, NSW: AGOSCI. Proceedings of the 11th AGOSCI Biennial Conference, Connect2Communicate. Sydney, NSW. May 2013.
  • Schlosser, R. and Raghavendra, P. (2013). A method for reconciling multiple synopses of the same systematic review. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Conference. Chicago, USA.
  • Thirumanickam, A., Raghavendra, P., McMillan, J. and Steenbrugge, V. (2013). Facilitating conversation skills using video modelling in verbal and non-verbal individuals with ASD: A Systematic Review. 11th Biennial National Conference of Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment. Sydney, Australia. Aug 2012.
  • Thirumanickam, A., Raghavendra, P., McMillan, J. and Steenbrugge, V. (2013). Facilitating conversation skills using video modelling in verbal and non-verbal individuals with ASD: A Systematic Review. Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC 2013), Adelaide, South Australia. Aug 2013.
  • Wood, D., Raghavendra, P. and Sampson, J. (2013). The affordances of mainstream devices as assistive technologies for adults with disabilities. State wide Rehabilitation Clinical Network, South Australian Rehabilitation Research Forum. Adelaide, South Australia. Mar 2013.
  • Wood, D., Sampson, J., Raghavendra, P. and Charlesworth, M. (2013). The potential of iDevices for assisting adults with complex communication needs to realise their participation goal. 11th Biennial National Conference of Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment. Sydney, Australia. Aug 2012.
  • Milne, M., Leibbrandt, R., Powers, D., Raghavendra, P., Luerssen, M. and Lewis, T. (2013). Independent Social Skills Learning in Children with Autism: Development and Evaluation of Virtual Human-Based Tutoring Software. Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC 2013) Adelaide, South Australia. Aug 2013.
  • Eldridge, B., Raghavendra, P. and McMillan, J. (2013). Use of tablet technology by children with complex communication needs: What are parents, children and speech pathologists saying? State wide Rehabilitation Clinical Network, South Australian Rehabilitation Research Forum. Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Raghavendra, P., McInerney, R., Connell, T., Olsson, C. and Lane, A. (2012). Self- determination of Children with physical disabilities, complex communication needs and typical peers. In Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 6th Biennial Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Jun 2012, pp. 3-3.
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Wood, D., Newman, L.A. and Connell, T. (2012). Internet for social inclusion of children with disabilities. Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) Conference, Sydney, 22-24 August. Sydney.
  • Grace, E.J., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L.A., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2012). "I could never do that before": Effectiveness of Internet solutions to facilitate social participation in young people with disabilities. Youth Talks: Sustainable Mental Health - Sustainable Communities Conference, Whyalla, 9-10 August. Whyalla, South Australia.
  • Bobridge, B., McAllister, S. and Raghavendra, P. (2012). Impact of communication training on siblings when one child has complex communication needs. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Pittsburgh, USA. Aug 2012.
  • Batorowicz, B., Raghavendra, P., King, G., McMain-Klien, M. and Zivkovic, N. (2012). Development and validation of SEAS-PCSA© to measure participation experiences of youth who use AAC. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Pittsburgh, USA. Jul 2012.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Connell, T. and Grace, E. (2012). Strategies for supporting Internet use to increase social participation of adolescents with complex communication needs: Preliminary findings. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Pittsburgh (USA), 30 July-2 August.
  • Wood, D., Sampson, J. and Raghavendra, P. (2012). Mainstream Mobile Technologies as AAC Devices for individuals with Complex communication Needs. Inclusive Technologies Conference. Gold Coast, Australia. May 2012.
  • Rowland, C., Fried-Oken, M., Clarke, M., Murphy, J., Boa, S. and Raghavendra, P. (2012). ICF Implementation Approaches for AAC Worldwide. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Pittsburgh, USA. Aug 2012.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D.M., Newman, L.A., Grace, E.J., Connell, T.M. and Jose, R. (2012). 'I even use Facebook in the taxi'. Strategies to support internet use to facilitate the social participation of young people with disabilities. In Healthy Development Adelaide - Social Media for Kids: to tweet or not to tweet. Healthy Development Adelaide - Social Media for Kids: to tweet or not to tweet. Adelaide, SA.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Grace, E. and Connell, T. (2012). Can the Internet facilitate the social participation of children with cerebral play or acquired brain injury? Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine 6th Biennial Scientific Conference, Brisbane, 30 May-1 June. Brisbane. May 2012.
  • Crettenden, A., Dinham, J. and Raghavendra, P. (2011). Implementing the Life Needs Model at Novita Children's Services: Supporting children with physical and other disabilities during times of transition. 46th Annual Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. Nov 2011.
  • Connell, T., Russo, R.N., Dinham, J., Raghavendra, P., Sawyer, M. and Roberts, R. (2010). Promoting quality of life in children after acquired brain injury (Poster Presentation) In AusACPDM. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine . AusAcpdm.
  • Connell, T., Russo, R.N., Dinham, J., Raghavendra, P., Sawyer, M. and Roberts, R. (2010). Promoting quality of life in children after acquired brain injury. In *Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, pp. 60-60.
    [Web Link]
  • Murchland, S., Raghavendra, P., Hobbs, D.A., Shiosaki, P. and Jose, R. (2010). Making music to learn new skills in a virtual world. In Proceedings of the ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association) national conference. Hobart, TasmaniaAustralian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) Biennial National Conference. Hobart, Tasmania. Aug 2010.
  • Raghavendra, P., Murchland, S., Shiosaki, P. and Hobbs, D.A. (2010). Enabling children with severe physical disabilities using the Virtual Music Instrument. In P. Baxter and H.M. Hart, ed. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing. Australasian Association for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) Christchurch, New Zealand. Mar 2010, pp. 45-45.
    [Web Link]
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Selwood, D. (2010). How are children and adolescents with physical disabilities using the Internet? Implications for social networking. In 5th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. Christchurch, New Zealand. Mar 2010.
  • Wood, D., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Selwood, D. (2010). The Internet's potential to increase social networks for young Australians with disabilities. In PHAA 40th Annual Conference. PHAA 40th Annual Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2009). Internet use by children and adolescents with physical disabilities: Implications for social networking. In Novita Children's Services Division of Research and Innovation Research Symposium 2009. Novita Children's Services Division of Research and Innovation Research Symposium 2009. Adelaide. Aug 2009.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2009). Internet use by children and adolescents with physical disabilities: Implications for social networking. In Statewide Rehabilittion Clinical Network Research Forum. Statewide Rehabilittion Clinical Network Research Forum. Adelaide. Sep 2009.
  • Opperman, K., Grace, E.J., Olsson, C.A., Raghavendra, P. and Stewart, S. (2008). Pulse Oximetry levels of children with CP with dysphagia before, during and after meals: An exploratory study. In 4th Biennial Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Wiley Online. 4th Biennial Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Brisbane, QLD, pp. 35-35.
  • Opperman, K., Colston, E., Olsson, C., Raghavendra, P. and Stewart, S. (2008). Pulse oximetry levels of children with cp and dysphagia before, during and after meals: an exploratory study . In 8th Biennial AGOSCI Conference. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 8th Biennial AGOSCI Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Mar 2007, pp. 35-36.
  • Opperman, K., Olsson, C.A., Raghavendra, P., Grace, E.J. and Stewart, S. (2008). Introducing and Supporting the Use of AAC for Children: Parents' and Speech Pathologists' Perspectives. In Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Montreal, Canada.
  • Raghavendra, P. (2008). Measuring Participation: Some Possible Tools. In Proceedings of Research Symposium, 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Proceedings of Research Symposium, 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Toronto, Canada.
  • Raghavendra, P., Sawyer, M., Bittman, M., La Greca, A., Baghurst, P., Russo, R.N., et al. (2008). Impact of care giving on mothers of children with cerebral palsy. Preliminary Findings. In AusACPDM. Brisbane, QLD: Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. AusACPDM. Brisbane, QLD, pp. 56-56.
  • Grace, E.J., Olsson, C., Opperman, K., Raghavendra, P. and Stewart, S. (2007). Pulse oximetry levels of children with CP and Dysphagia before, during and after eating and drinking: An exploratory study. In Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 2007.
  • Olsson, C., Opperman, K., Raghavendra, P., Grace, E.J. and Stewart, S. (2007). The Augmentative and Alternative Communication Train: What Brings Families on Board? In Speech Pathology Australian National Conference. Speech Pathology Australian National Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 2007.
  • Raghavendra, P., Olsson, C., Opperman, K., Grace, E.J. and Stewart, S. (2007). Introducing and supporting the use of AAC for children: parent's and therapists' perspectives. In 8th Biennial AGOSCI Conference. 8th Biennial AGOSCI Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Mar 2007.
  • Grace, E.J., Raghavendra, P. and Scholten, I.M. (2004). School Vocabulary - What do six year old Australians say? In Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Natal, Brazil. Oct 2004.
  • Raghavendra, P. (2013). Participation of children with disabilities: measuring subjective and objective outcomes. Child Care Health and Development, 39(4) pp. 461-465.
    [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P. (2009). Teaching evidence-based practice in a problem-based learning course in speech-language pathology. Evidence Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 3(4) pp. 232-237.
    [10.1080/17489530903399160] [10.1080/17489530903399160] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A. and Grace, E.J. (2011). 'Effectiveness of Internet solutions to facilitate social participation in young people with Acquired Brain Injury', Novita Acquired Brain Injury Conference, Adelaide, 17 November.
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L.A., Lawry, J. and Sellwood, D. (2010). Why aren't you on Facebook? patterns and experiences of using the internet by adolescents with physical disabilities. Healthy Development Adelaide Thematic Evening.
  • Milne, M., Leibbrandt, R., Raghavendra, P., Luerssen, M., Lewis, T. and Powers, D.M. (2013). Lesson Authoring System For Creating Interactive Activities Involving Virtual Humans: Thinking Head Whiteboard. In H Hagras & V Loia, ed. 2013 IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agent (IA) Piscataway, USA: IEEE. IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence. Singapore. Apr 2013, pp. 13-20.
    [10.1109/IA.2013.6595184] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Granlund, M., Olsson, C., Lund, S. and Allan, M. (2008). AAC and Participation: A multi-dimensional construct for AAC practice and research Summary and Recommendations. In Proceedings of Research Symposium, 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Proceedings of Research Symposium, 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Toronto, Canada.
  • Raghavendra, P., Newman, L.A., Grace, E.J. and Wood, D. (2015). Enhancing social participation in young people with communication disabilities living in rural Australia: outcomes of a home-based intervention for using social media. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(17) pp. 1576-1590.
    [10.3109/09638288.2015.1052578] [Scopus]
  • Grace, E., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2014). Learning to use the Internet and online social media: What is the effectiveness of home-based intervention for youth with complex communication needs? CHILD LANGUAGE, TEACHING AND THERAPY, 30(2) pp. 141-157.
    [10.1177/0265659013518565] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2013). 'They think I'm really cool and nice': The impact of Internet support on the social networks and loneliness of young people with disabilities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63(2) pp. 22.1-22.15.
    [10.7790/tja.v63i2.414] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Grace, E. and Wood, D. (2013). 'I could never do that before': effectiveness of a tailored Internet support intervention to increase the social participation of youth with disabilities. Child Care Health and Development, 39(4) pp. 552-561.
    [10.1111/cch.12048] [Scopus]
  • Wood, D., Raghavendra, P., Sampson, J., Scutter, S., Bilsborow, C., Fry, C., et al. (2013). 'If you leave it with me I will work it out': The benefits and challenges in using mainstream devices as assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63(2) pp. 25.1-25.17.
    [10.7790/tja.v63i2.419] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Olsson, C., Sampson, J., Mcinerney, R. and Connell, T. (2012). School participation and social networks of children with complex communication needs, physical disabilities, and typically developing peers. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(1) pp. 33-43.
    [10.3109/07434618.2011.653604] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Wood, D., Newman, L. and Lawry, J. (2012). Why aren't you on Facebook? Patterns and experiences of using the Internet among young people with physical disabilities. Technology and Disability, 24(2) pp. 149-162.
    [Scopus]
  • Sellwood, D., Wood, D. and Raghavendra, P. (2012). Perspectives on the Telecommunications Access Methods of People with Complex Communication Needs. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 62(2) pp. 29.1-29.11.
    [10.7790/tja.v62i2.295] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P. (2011). PECS promotes functional communication; however, more research is needed to investigate its efficacy in Phases IV to VI and its impact on speech and functional communication across contexts. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervetion, 5(1) pp. 7-10.
    [10.1080/17489539.2011.586886]
  • Breen, L., Wildy, H., Saggers, S., Millsteed, J. and Raghavendra, P. (2011). In search of wellness; allied health professionals' understanding of wellness in childhood disability services. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(10) pp. 862-871.
    [10.3109/09638288.2010.520799] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Virgo, R., Olsson, C., Connell, T. and Lane, A. (2011). Activity participation of children with complex communication needs, physical disabilities and typically-developing peers. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 14(3) pp. 145-155.
    [10.3109/17518423.2011.568994] [Scopus]
  • Thirumanickam, A., Raghavendra, P. and Olsson, C. (2011). Participation and social networks of school-age children with complex communication needs: A descriptive study. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 27(3) pp. 195-204.
    [10.3109/07434618.2011.610818] [Scopus]
  • Sawyer, M., Bittman, M., La Greca, A., Crettenden, A.D., Borojevic, N., Raghavendra, P., et al. (2011). Time demands of caring for children with cerebral palsy: what are the implications for maternal mental health? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53(4) pp. 338-343.
    [10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03848.x] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P. (2010). Time constraint is a major barrier to the implementation of shared decision-making in clinical practice, but more research is needed to develop a theoretical basis and strategies for implementation. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervetion, 4(3) pp. 116-119.
    [10.1080/17489539.2010.507361] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P. (2009). Teaching Evidence - based practise in a Problem Based Learning Course in Speech - Language Pathology. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervetion, 3(4) pp. 232-235.
    [10.1080/17489530903399160] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Bornman, J., Granlund, M. and Bjorck-Akesson, E. (2007). The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Implications for Clinical and Research Practice in the Field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23(4) pp. 349-361.
    [10.1080/07434610701650928] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Murchland, S., Gibson, S. and Guidera, A. (2004). Producing and Evaluating research evidence in a multi-disciplinary community setting: An organisational approach. Australasian Epidemiologist, 11(2) pp. 33-34.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Schlosser, R.W. and Raghavendra, P. (2004). Evidence-based practise in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 20(1) pp. 1-21.
    [10.1080/07434610310001621083] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Rosengren, R. and Hunnicutt, S. (2001). An investigation of different degrees of dysarthric speech as input to speaker-adaptive and speaker-dependent recognition systems. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 17(4) pp. 265-275.
    [10.1080/aac.17.4.265.275]
  • Raghavendra, P. and Allen, G. (1993). Comprehension of synthetic speech with three text-to-speech systems using a sentence vertification paradigm. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 9 pp. 126-133.
    [10.1080/07434619312331276511]
  • Raghavendra, P. and Leonard, L.B. (1989). The acquisition of agglutinating languages: converging evidence from Tamil. Journal of Child Language, 16 pp. 313-322.
    [10.1017/S0305000900010436]
  • Grace, E., Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2014). Learning to use the Internet and online social media: What is the effectiveness of home-based intervention for youth with complex communication needs? CHILD LANGUAGE, TEACHING AND THERAPY, 30(2) pp. 141-157.
    [10.1177/0265659013518565] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Grace, E., Newman, L., Wood, D. and Connell, T. (2013). 'They think I'm really cool and nice': The impact of Internet support on the social networks and loneliness of young people with disabilities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63(2) pp. 22.1-22.15.
    [10.7790/tja.v63i2.414] [Scopus]
  • Raghavendra, P., Newman, L., Grace, E. and Wood, D. (2013). 'I could never do that before': effectiveness of a tailored Internet support intervention to increase the social participation of youth with disabilities. Child Care Health and Development, 39(4) pp. 552-561.
    [10.1111/cch.12048] [Scopus]
  • Wood, D., Raghavendra, P., Sampson, J., Scutter, S., Bilsborow, C., Fry, C., et al. (2013). 'If you leave it with me I will work it out': The benefits and challenges in using mainstream devices as assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63(2) pp. 25.1-25.17.
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