Research at Scope
Enriching the lives of people with a disability with research
Scope research honours the voice of people with a disability and their families
Scope has been active in research for more than 30 years. We conduct and support projects that aim to improve the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers.
We do this by supporting and improving practice through the translation of evidence into practice, advocacy, and using research to inform and influence Government policy.
Each research project we are involved in aims to improve the ways in which people with disability are supported to lead empowered and enriched lives.
Scope research honours the voice of people with a disability and their families. Wherever possible, we engage with people with a disability to ensure our research is directed by them and inclusive of them.
Scope’s research priorities are identified in the 2019-2022 Research Plan. This plan outlines our emphasis on researching outcomes associated with service provision, inclusion of people with disability in the community, and health and well-being.
The research program is strongly connected to Scope’s practice as an organisation – this means it informs, and is informed by, service provision. Scope is involved in research in various ways including conducting its own research, collaborating with others and supporting the research of others.
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6 Dec 2021
How to manage budgeting and expenses with Supported Independent Living
Finances, need to be considered before a person with disability decides to live independently with Supported Independent Living (SIL).
3 Dec 2021
Finding the missing links - Olivia’s journey to communication and connection
Using communication aids, Olivia has found the missing links in connecting with her family & friends and overcome her disability.
2 Dec 2021
International Day of People with Disability – 30 years of creating a more inclusive world
3rd December will be the 30th anniversary of IDPwD - a day for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of people with disability.
30 Nov 2021
Importance of speech and the right communication aids to support young children - IDPwD
Melissa Barnes & Elise Dymke, Speech Pathologists, talk about the importance of communication aids during the formative years of children.