Prof Susan Balandin

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Disability And Inclusion

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Initially trained as a speech pathologist in the UK, Professor Balandin completed her PhD in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney.  She has published over 110 articles in peer reviewed international journals and 20+ book chapters. Her research interests centre on adults with lifelong disability with a particular focus on participation of those with little or no functional speech who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and those who are ageing.  She has conducted research into health interactions for adults who need AAC including several studies on interactions between this group of adults and staff in hospitals. She has studied the impact of dysphagia on those who are ageing with cerebral palsy and has also explored a range of issues around friendships and loneliness for both adults and children who use AAC. 

She was a lead investigator on an ARC linkage grant that investigated transition to retirement for adults with lifelong disability and also explored how Norwegian seniors viewed the inclusion of adults with intellectual disability in their senior centres.

With Norwegian colleagues she conducted the first studies in the affordances of Virtual Worlds for fostering friendships and new leisure experiences for adults with disability and also how such virtual environments can be utilised for teaching students about disability. This study built on her previous research on teaching with people with lifelong disability in tertiary education.

She is currently one of the chief investigators on two NHMRC projects, one exploring safety incidents in hospital where the patients has little or no functional speech and one investigating the use of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) by adults with disability.

Professor Balandin has supervised more than 20 doctoral students whose topics have included ‘The experiences of older parents of adults with autism’ ‘End of life issues for adults with intellectual disability and those who care for them’, ‘Participation of students who use AAC in Norwegian secondary schools’ and ‘Experiences of grief and loss of adults with cerebral palsy and little or no functional speech’.

She has strong research links with the UK, Norway and the US.

Teaching interests

Professor Balandin's teaching has centred on the role of communication in facilitating community participation with a particular focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
She developed and coordinated a Masters program in developmental disability at the University of Sydney and currently lectures both nationally and internationally on AAC, participation, and ageing with lifelong disability.
She is an adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University and Sydney University and a docent at the University of Helsinki.
She is the immediate past editor of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, is a member of several international editorial boards and is on a number of grant review panels, including the ARC as an international expert and FWO in Belgium.

Awards

2012 Stendal, K, Molka-Danielsen, J. Balandin, S., & Munckfold, B. E. (2012), ECIS 2012 Best Paper Award. Virtual worlds and people with lifelong disability: exploring the relationship with virtual self and others

2010 Elizabeth Usher Memorial Lecture, Speech Pathology Australia

2009 Editor’s award for most significant student research article in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2009, Cooper, L., Balandin, S., Trembath, D. (2009). The loneliness experiences of young adults with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication

2005 College of Health Sciences and Faculty of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards

2005 Faculty of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards

2004 Editor’s award for most significant student research article in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December, 2004, Hemsley, B. & Balandin, S. (2004) Without AAC: The stories of unpaid carers of adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in hospital. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 20, 243-258

1998 Fellow Speech Pathology Australia

1998  Editor’s award for most significant student research article in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Balandin, S., & Iacono, T. (1998). Topics of meal break conversations. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 14(3), 131-146.

1997 ISAAC Prentke Romich Scholarship

1994  Australian Group on Severe Communication Disorders Travelling Scholarship

Publications

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2017

A "visitor in the class": marginalization of students using AAC in mainstream education classes

J Østvik, S Balandin, B Ytterhus

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 419-441, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

A call for innovative social media research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication

B Hemsley, S Balandin, S Palmer, S Dann

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 14-22, Augmentative and alternative communication, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

3D printing of a pavlova

A Kouzani, S Adams, R Oliver, Y Nguwi, B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2017), pp. 2281-2285, TENCON 2016 : Technologies for smart nation : 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, E1

conference

'So, how does one define a friendship?': Identifying friendship among students using AAC in inclusive education settings

J Østvik, B Ytterhus, S Balandin

(2017), pp. 1-15, European journal of special needs education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

A content analysis of the consumer-facing online information about My Health Record: implications for increasing knowledge and awareness to facilitate uptake and use

L Walsh, S Hill, M Allan, S Balandin, A Georgiou, I Higgins, B Kraal, S McCarthy, B Hemsley

(2017), pp. 1-10, Health information management journal, London, Eng., C1

journal

Validation of the choking risk assessment and pneumonia risk assessment for adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD)

J Sheppard, G Malandraki, P Pifer, J Cuff, M Troche, B Hemsley, S Balandin, A Mishra, R Hochman

(2017), Vol. 69, pp. 61-76, Research in developmental disabilities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

An integrative review of patient safety in studies on the care and safety of patients with communication disabilities in hospital.

Bronwyn Hemsley, Andrew Georgiou, Sophie Hill, Megan Rollo, Joanne Steel, Susan Balandin

(2016), Vol. 99, pp. 501-511, Patient Educ Couns, Ireland, C1

journal

Speech pathologists' experience of involving people with stroke-induced aphasia in clinical decision making during rehabilitation

K Berg, M Rise, S Balandin, E Armstrong, T Askim

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 870-878, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Communication changes experienced by adults with cerebral palsy as they age

L Dark, L Clemson, S Balandin

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 521-532, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, Eng., C1

journal

"It's got to be more than that". Parents and speech-language pathologists discuss training content for families with a new speech generating device.

K Anderson, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 375-384, Disability and rehabilitation: assistive technology, London, Eng, C1

journal

Use of the My Health Record by people with communication disability in Australia: A review to inform the design and direction of future research

B Hemsley, A Georgiou, R Carter, S Hill, I Higgins, P van Vliet, S Balandin

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 107-115, Health information management joural, London, Eng., C1

journal

Experiences of participation in goal setting for people with stroke-induced aphasia in Norway. A qualitative study

K Berg, T Askim, S Balandin, E Armstrong, M Rise

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 1-10, Disability and rehabilitation, Abdingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

A call for dysphagia-related safety incident research in people with developmental disabilities

B Hemsley, S Balandin, J Sheppard, A Georgiou, S Hill

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 99-103, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, London, England, C1

journal

Transition to retirement and participation in mainstream community groups using active mentoring: a feasibility and outcomes evaluation with a matched comparison group

R Stancliffe, C Bigby, S Balandin, N Wilson, D Craig

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 703-718, Journal of intellectual disability research, London, Eng., C1

journal

Alternative service delivery models for families with a new speech generating device: perspectives of parents and therapists

K Anderson, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 185-195, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Teachers' perceptions of virtual worlds as a medium for social inclusion for adults with intellectual disability

S Balandin, J Molka-Danielsen

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1543-1550, Disability and rehabilitation, London, Eng., C1

journal

"We definitely need an audience": experiences of Twitter, Twitter networks and tweet content in adults with severe communication disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

B Hemsley, S Dann, S Palmer, M Allan, S Balandin

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1531-1542, Disability and rehabilitation, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

A case study about the supported participation of older men with lifelong disability at Australian community-based Men's Sheds

N Wilson, R Stancliffe, N Gambin, D Craig, C Bigby, S Balandin

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 330-341, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

The personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) for adults with severe communication impairments: findings of pilot research.

B Hemsley, A Georgiou, S Balandin, R Carter, S Hill, I Higgins, P Van Vliet, S McCarthy

(2015), Vol. 214 : Driving Reform: Digital health is everyone's business, pp. 100-106, Studies in health technology and informatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Virtual worlds for people with autism spectrum disorder: a case study in Second Life

K Stendal, S Balandin

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1591-1598, Disability and rehabilitation, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Tweet reach : a research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities

B Hemsley, S Palmer, S Balandin

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 84-89, Developmental neurorehabilitation, London, England, C1

journal

Australian parents' experiences of speech generating device (SGD) service delivery

K Anderson, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 75-83, Developmental neurorehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

An effective program design to support older workers with intellectual disability to participate individually in community groups

C Bigby, C Bigby, N Wilson, N Wilson, R Stancliffe, R Stancliffe, S Balandin, S Balandin, D Craig, D Craig, N Gambin, N Gambin

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 117-127, Journal of policy and practice in intellectual disabilities, Hoboken, NJ, C1-1

journal

Responsiveness to self-report questions about loneliness : a comparison of mainstream and intellectual-disability-specific instruments

R Stancliffe, N Wilson, C Bigby, S Balandin, D Craig

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 399-405, Journal of intellectual disability research, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

The stories of older parents of adult sons and daughters with autism : a balancing act

M Hines, S Balandin, L Togher

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 163-173, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, England, C1-1

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A metasynthesis of patient-provider communication in hospital for patients with severe communication disabilities: informing new translational research

B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 329-343, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1

journal

Facilitated communication and authorship: a systematic review

R Schlosser, S Balandin, B Hemsley, T Iacono, P Probst, S von Tetzchner

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 359-368, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1

journal

Speech-language pathologists' perceptions of implementing communication intervention with students with multiple and severe disabilities

Tania De Bortoli, Michael Arthur-Kelly, Bernice Mathisen, Susan Balandin

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 55-70, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, London, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal

Exploring the later life relationship between adults with cerebral palsy and their non-disabled siblings

Angela Dew, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Susan Balandin

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 756-764, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

What is talked about? Community living staff experiences of talking with older people with intellectual disability about dying and death

M Wiese, R Stancliffe, A Dew, S Balandin, G Howarth

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 679-690, Journal of intellectual disability research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Transition to retirement : a guide to inclusive practice

R Stancliffe, N Wilson, N Gambin, C Bigby, S Balandin

(2013), Sydney, N. S. W., A1-1

book

Teaching multi-step requesting and social communication to two children with autism spectrum disorders with three AAC options

L Van der Meer, D Kagohara, L Roche, D Sutherland, S Balandin, V Green, M O?Reilly, G Lancioni, P Marschik, J Sigafoos

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 222-234, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

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Mentors' experiences of using the Active Mentoring model to support older adults with intellectual disability to participate in community groups

N Wilson, C Bigby, R Stancliffe, S Balandin, D Craig, K Anderson

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 344-355, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

If and when? : the beliefs and experiences of community living staff in supporting older people with intellectual disability to know about dying

M Wiese, A Dew, R Stancliffe, G Howarth, S Balandin

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 980-992, Journal of intellectual disability research, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

The speech generating device (SGD) mentoring program : supporting the development of people learning to use an SGD

L Ballin, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2013), Vol. 25, pp. 437-459, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

The speech generating device (SGD) mentoring programme: an evaluation by participants

L Ballin, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 195-203, Disability and rehabilitation: assistive technology, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Language and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

C Dudding, S Balandin

(2012), pp. 438-456, Introduction to children with language disorders, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Examining the use of social media tool "Flickr" for impact on loneliness for people with intellectual disability

F Kydland, J Molka-Danielsen, S Balandin

(2012), pp. 253-264, NOKOBIT 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, Bodo, Norway, E1-1

conference

Virtual worlds and people with lifelong disability : exploring the relationship with virtual self and others

K Stendal, J Molka-Danielsen, B Munkvold, S Balandin

(2012), pp. 156-179, ECIS 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 Information Systems European Conference, Barcelona, Spain, E1-1

conference

The speech generating device (SGD) mentoring program : training adults who use an SGD to mentor

L Ballin, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 254-265, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Nursing the patient with complex communication needs : time as a barrier and a facilitator to successful communication in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Worrall

(2012), Vol. 68, pp. 116-126, Journal of advanced nursing, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

End-of-life care and dying : issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

M Wiese, R Stancliffe, S Balandin, G Howarth, A Dew

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 571-583, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Mainstream teachers' experiences of communicating with students with multiple and severe disabilities

T De Bortoli, S Balandin, P Foreman, M Arthur-Kelly, B Mathisen

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 236-252, Education and training in autism and developmental disabilities, Arlington, Virginia, C1-1

journal

Buried by autism : older parents' perceptions of autism

M Hines, S Balandin, L Togher

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 15-26, Autism, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

journal

The views of people who use speech generating devices on mentoring new learners

L Ballin, S Balandin, R Stancliffe, L Togher

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 63-74, Disability and rehabilitation : assistive technology, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Social issues of oromotor disorders

A Waller, S Balandin

(2011), pp. 351-364, Oromotor disorders in childhood, Barcelona, Spain, B1-1

chapter

Design of a learning activity in second life : active teaching of social educators

J Molka-Danielsen, S Balandin

(2011), pp. 112-128, Teaching and learning in 3D immersive worlds : pedagogical models and constructivist approaches, Hershey, Pennsylvania, B1-1

chapter

Initial experience with virtual worlds for people with lifelong disability : preliminary findings

K Stendal, J Molka-Danielsen, B Munkvold, S Balandin

(2011), pp. 105-118, NOKOBIT 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, Tromso, Norway, E1-1

conference

The 'big 5' and beyond : nurses, paid carers, and adults with developmental disability discuss communication needs in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Worrall

(2011), Vol. 24, Applied nursing research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Participation by adults with lifelong disability : more than a trip to the bowling alley

S Balandin

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 207-217, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

The involvement of people with lifelong disability and communication impairment in lecturing to speech-language pathology students

S Balandin, M Hines

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 436-445, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

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Speech-language pathologists' views on mentoring by people who use speech generating devices

L Ballin, S Balandin, R Stancliffe, L Togher

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 446-457, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Disconnected expectations : staff, family, and supported employee perspectives about retirement

C Bigby, N Wilson, S Balandin, R Stancliffe

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 167-174, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Complex contextual influences on the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities

T De Bortoli, M Arthur-Kelly, P Foreman, S Balandin, B Mathisen

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 422-435, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Nursing the patient with developmental disability in hospital : roles of paid carers

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Worrall

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1632-1642, Qualitative health research, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

journal

Communication and AAC in the lives of adults with autism : the stories of their older parents

M Hines, S Balandin, L Togher

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 256-266, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

'If we are going to include them we have to do it before we die' : Norwegian seniors' views of including seniors with intellectual disability in senior centres

A Ingvaldsen, S Balandin

(2011), Vol. 24, pp. 583-593, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Disability and mammography screening : intangible barriers to participation

G Llewellyn, S Balandin, A Poulos, L McCarthy

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 1755-1767, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

Nurses' perceptions of attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation on oldest old patients

T Saevareid, S Balandin

(2011), Vol. 67, pp. 1739-1748, Journal of advanced nursing, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Virtual worlds : a new opportunity for people with lifelong disability?

K Stendal, S Balandin, J Molka-Danielsen

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 80-83, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Communicating about loss : experiences of older australian adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs

L Dark, S Balandin, L Clemson

(2011), Vol. 32, pp. 176-189, Communication disorders quarterly, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

journal

He cares about me and I care about him : children's experiences of friendship with peers who use AAC

K Anderson, S Balandin, S Clendon

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 77-90, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Using a life course approach to explore how the use of AAC impacts on adult sibling relationships

A Dew, S Balandin, G Llewellyn

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 245-255, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Women with physical disability and the mammogram : an observational study to identify barriers and facilitators

A Poulos, S Balandin, G Llewellyn, L McCarthy, L Dark

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 14-19, Radiography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Two AAC professionals experience temporary communication disabilities

S Balandin, B Baker

(2011), pp. 38-45, PEC 2011 : Focus on jobs : Proceedings of the 2011 Biennial Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmented Communicators, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, E1-1

conference

The storybook method: research feedback with young participants

K Anderson, S Balandin

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 279-291, Augmentative and alternative communication, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2010

Medical and health transitions for young adults who use AAC

S Balandin, A Waller

(2010), pp. 181-200, Transition strategies for adolescents and young adults who use augmentative and alternative communication, Baltimore, Maryland, B1-1

chapter

The potential for active mentoring to support the transition into retirement for older adults with a lifelong disability

N Wilson, R Stancliffe, C Bigby, S Balandin, D Craig

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 211-214, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Health transitions for youth with complex communication needs : the importance of health literacy and communication strategies

D McNaughton, S Balandin, P Kennedy, T Sandmel

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 311-318, Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Creating a communicative environment in hospital for adults with developmental disability and complex communication needs

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 108-111, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language & hearing, Melbourne, Victoria, C1-1

journal

Experienced speech-language pathologists' responses to ethical dilemmas : an integrated approach to ethical reasoning

B Kenny, M Lincoln, S Balandin

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 121-134, American journal of speech-language pathology, Rockville, Maryland, C1-1

journal

Communication is everything : the experiences of volunteers who use AAC

D Trembath, S Balandin, R Stancliffe, L Togher

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 75-86, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Volunteering and paid work for adults who use AAC

D Trembath, S Balandin, R Stancliffe, L Togher

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 201-218, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

The experiences of adults with complex communication needs who volunteer

D Trembath, S Balandin, L Togher, R Stancliffe

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 885-898, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

Where are teachers' voices? A research agenda to enhance the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities at school

T De Bortoli, M Arthur-Kelly, B Mathisen, P Foreman, S Balandin

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 1059-1072, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

Employment and volunteering for adults with intellectual disability

D Trembath, S Balandin, R Stancliffe, L Togher

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 235-238, Journal of policy and practice in intellectual disabilities, Hoboken, N. J., C1-1

journal
2009

AAC intervention does not hinder natural speech production for children with autism, but natural speech gains tend to be small

S Balandin

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 11-14, Evidence-based communication assessment and intervention, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Understanding mealtime changes for adults with cerebral palsy and the implications for support services

S Balandin, B Hemsley, L Hanley, J Sheppard

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 197-206, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Ethical perspective on quality of care : the nature of ethical dilemmas identified by new graduate and experienced speech pathologists

B Kenny, M Lincoln, K Blyth, S Balandin

(2009), Vol. 44, pp. 421-439, International journal of language & communication disorders, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

The Kirkpatrick model : a useful tool for evaluating training outcomes

A Smidt, S Balandin, J Sigafoos, V Reed

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 266-274, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Peer-mediated teaching and augmentative and alternative communication for preschool-aged children with autism

D Trembath, S Balandin, L Togher, R Stancliffe

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 173-186, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2008

Role of the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team

A James, G Mitchell, M Bissett, L Zakrzewski, A Wright, S Balandin, M Lincoln, M Hughes

(2008), pp. 14-32, Chronic illness and disability : principles for nursing practice, Sydney, N. S. W., B1-1

chapter

The psychosocial impact on siblings of people with lifelong physical disability : a review of the literature

A Dew, S Balandin, G Llewellyn

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 485-507, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Family caregivers discuss roles and needs in supporting adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in the hospital setting

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 257-274, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Professionals' views on the roles and needs of family carers of adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2008), Vol. 33, pp. 127-136, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

'I've got something to say' : interaction in a focus group of adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 110-122, Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

'We need to be the centrepiece' : adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs discuss the roles and needs of family carers in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 1759-1771, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal

Instrumental, social and emotional support offered by non-disabled adult siblings to brothers and sisters with cerebral palsy

A Dew, S Balandin, G Llewellyn

(2008), Vol. 52, pp. 714-714, Journal of intellectual disability research, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Communicating together : functional communication in the classroom

S Balandin, A Sweep, L Hand

(2008), pp. 344-387, Inclusion in action, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2007

The role of the case manager in supporting communication

S Balandin

(2007), pp. 233-247, Planning and support for people with intellectual disabilities : issues for case managers and other professionals, Sydney, N. S. W., B1-1

chapter

Communicating with nurses: the experiences of 10 adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs

S Balandin, B Hemsley, J Sigafoos, V Green

(2007), Vol. 20, pp. 56-62, Applied nursing research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Older unpaid carers' experiences supporting adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2007), Vol. 19, pp. 115-124, Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Narrative analysis of the hospital experience for older parents of people who cannot speak

B Hemsley, S Balandin, L Togher

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 239-254, Journal of aging studies, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal

An exploration of loneliness: communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsy

L Ballin, S Balandin

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 315-327, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Twelve tips for effective international clinical placements

S Balandin, M Lincoln, R Sen, D Wilkins, D Trembath

(2007), Vol. 29, pp. 872-877, Medical teacher, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Vocabulary selection for Australian children who use augmentative and alternative communication

D Trembath, S Balandin, L Togher

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 291-301, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Prediction and selection of vocabulary for two leisure activities

L Dark, S Balandin

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 288-299, Augmentative and alternative communication, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

A dynamic model of ethical reasoning in speech pathology

B Kenny, M Lincoln, S Balandin

(2007), Vol. 33, pp. 508-513, Journal of medical ethics, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

A communication training programme for residential staff working with adults with challenging behaviour: pilot data on intervention effects

A Smidt, S Balandin, V Reed, J Sigafoos

(2007), Vol. 20, pp. 16-29, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal
2006

'We couldn't function without volunteers': volunteering with a disability, the perspective of not-for-profit agencies

S Balandin, G Llewellyn, A Dew, L Ballin

(2006), Vol. 29, pp. 131-136, International journal of rehabilitation research, Philadelphia, PA, C1-1

journal

Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering

S Balandin, G Llewellyn, A Dew, L Ballin, J Schneider

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 677-692, Disability and society, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Why any old words won't do: the importance of vocabulary selection

D Trembath, L Dark, S Balandin

(2006), Vol. 8, pp. 117-119, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Development of a communication training program to improve access to legal services for people with complex communication needs

L Togher, S Balandin, K Young, F Given, M Canty

(2006), Vol. 26, pp. 199-209, Topics in language disorders, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal

Assessing the loneliness of older people with cerebral palsy

S Balandin, N Berg, A Waller

(2006), Vol. 28, pp. 469-479, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2005

Improving access to the justice system for people with communication difficulties : a training program for people working in the justice system

L Togher, S Balandin, K Young

(2005), Sydney, N.S.W., A1-1

book

Ageing and communication in indigenous health

S Balandin, L Togher

(2005), Sydney, N.S.W., A1-1

book

Ageing and AAC: start early, age well!

S Balandin

(2005), pp. 466-478, Leben im dialog: unterstützte kommunikation über die gesamte lebensspanne, Karlsruhe, Germany, B1-1

chapter

Functional communication in the classroom

S Balandin, A Sweep

(2005), pp. 363-403, Inclusion in action, Southbank, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Training AAC users in user-centred design

A Waller, S Balandin, D O?Mara, A Judson

(2005), pp. 1-7, Proceedings of the Accessible Design in the Digital World 2005 Conference, Dundee, Scotland, E1-1

conference

Another minority group: use of aged care day programs and community leisure services by older people with lifelong disability

C Bigby, S Balandin

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 14-18, Australasian journal on ageing, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Bilingualism, culture and AAC

C Rossi, S Balandin

(2005), Vol. 7, pp. 27-29, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Cross-cultural collaboration: a successful example?

R Sen, S Balandin, M Lincoln

(2005), Vol. 7, pp. 19-21, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Challenges for undergraduate speech pathology students undertaking cross-cultural clinical placements

D Trembath, S Wales, S Balandin

(2005), Vol. 40, pp. 83-98, International journal of language and communication disorders, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2004

Ethical research involving people with intellectual disabilities

T Griffin, S Balandin

(2004), pp. 61-82, The international handbook of applied research in intellectual disabilities, West Sussex, England, B1-1

chapter

Issues in researching the aging of people with intellectual disability

C Bigby, S Balandin

(2004), pp. 221-236, The international handbook of applied research in intellectual disabilities, West Sussex, England, B1-1

chapter

Without AAC: The stories of unpaid carers of adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in hospital

B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2004), Vol. 20, pp. 243-258, AAC: Augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Loneliness and older adults with cerebral palsy

N Berg, S Balandin

(2004), Vol. 6, pp. 46-49, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2003

Swallowing and communication: are we eating our words?

S Balandin, M Lincoln

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 119-124, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Disability, dysphagia, and complex communication needs: making room for communication in ethical decisions about dysphagia

B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 125-130, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

AAC: functional communication - not a last resort

S Balandin

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 10-13, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Working with people who have cerebral palsy: a speech pathology perspective

B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 25-27, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2002

Communication and older people with lifelong disability: a role for speech pathologists?

S Balandin

(2002), Vol. 4, pp. 109-117, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal
2001

Supporting augmentative and alternative communication

S Balandin, T Barnes-Hughes

(2001), pp. 137-152, Communicating without speech: practical augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Aging with a developmental disability at home: an Australian perspective

S Balandin, R Chapman

(2001), pp. 1-1, Universal Design Handbook, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Communicating with nurses: the experiences of 10 individuals with an acquired severe communication impairment

S Balandin, B Hemsley, J Sigafoos, V Green, R Forbes, C Taylor, T Parmenter

(2001), Vol. 2, pp. 109-118, Brain impairment, Bowen Hills, Qld, C1-1

journal

Nursing the patient with severe communication impairment

B Hemsley, J Sigafoos, S Balandin, R Forbes, C Taylor, V Green, T Parmenter

(2001), Vol. 35, pp. 827-835, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Access to web-based reading materials for individuals with disability

T Iacono, L Cupples, S Balandin, S Cassidy

(2001), Vol. 3, pp. 117-119, ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Semantic organisation of adults with cerebral palsy

S Balandin, H Johnson

(2001), Vol. 3, pp. 1-11, International journal of speech-language pathology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Focus group discussions of literacy assessment and world wide web-based reading intervention

T Iacono, S Balandin, L Cupples

(2001), Vol. 17, pp. 27-36, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Preparing for the future: ageing and alternative and augmentative communication

S Balandin, J Morgan

(2001), Vol. 17, pp. 99-108, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal
2000

Witnessing without words

S Balandin

(2000), pp. 41-48, Intellectual disability & the law: contemporary Australian issues, Callaghan, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter

Growing older with cerebral palsy and augmentative and alternative communication

S Balandin

(2000), pp. 182-191, ISAAC 2000 : Understanding the theoretical and methodological bases of augmentative and alternative communication : Proceedings of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2000 Biennial Research Symposium, Washington, D.C., E1-1

conference

Ageing, disability, dysphagia and severe communication impairment

B Hemsley, S Balandin

(2000), pp. 192-199, ISAAC 2000 : Understanding the theoretical and methodological bases of augmentative and alternative communication : Proceedings of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2000 Biennial Research Symposium, Washington, D.C., E1-1

conference
1999

Challenging oppression: augmented communicators' involvement in AAC research

S Balandin, P Raghavendra

(1999), pp. 262-277, Augmentative and alternative communication : new directions in research and practice, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Aged care

S Balandin, N Kerse

(1999), pp. 47-60, Management guidelines : people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Crews, wusses, and whoppas: core and fringe vocabularies of Australian meal-break conversations in the workplace

S Balandin, T Iacono

(1999), Vol. 15, pp. 95-109, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal
1998

A few well-chosen words

S Balandin, T Iacono

(1998), Vol. 14, pp. 147-161, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

Topics of meal-break conversations

S Balandin, T Iacono

(1998), Vol. 14, pp. 131-146, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal

AAC and Australian speech pathologists: a report on a national survey

S Balandin, T Iacono

(1998), Vol. 14, pp. 239-249, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, London, England, C1-1

journal
1997

Using the functional independence measure to assess adults with cerebral palsy: an exploratory report

S Balandin, B Alexander, D Hoffman

(1997), Vol. 10, pp. 323-332, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, West Sussex, England, C1-1

journal

Adults with cerebral palsy: what's happening?

S Balandin, J Morgan

(1997), Vol. 22, pp. 109-124, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, London, England, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records for young adults with communication disabilities: charting the course for successful child to adult health service transition

Dr Bronwyn Hemsley, Prof Susan Balandin, A/Prof Andrew Georgiou, Dr Sophie Hill

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2015: $12,491
  • 2014: $6,245

Other Public Sector Funding

Geelong Cats/Deakin University Sunrise Project

Prof Susan Balandin

  • 2015: $8,290
  • 2014: $8,290

Evaluation of the OVAL project

Prof Susan Balandin, A/Prof Erin Wilson, Dr Patsie Frawley, Ms Joanne Watson

  • 2016: $64,586

NDIS Health Interface CICD Project

A/Prof Lynne Adamson, Prof Susan Balandin

  • 2017: $83,636
  • 2016: $128,499

Industry and Other Funding

Health Transitions for Young People with Lifelong Disability

Prof Susan Balandin, Dr Linda Wilson, Dr Bronwyn Hemsley, Prof Dinah Reddihough, Ms Sally Nepean, Ms Evelyn Culnane, Dr Robert Campain

  • 2016: $90,000

Mobile Immersive Experience

Prof Rajesh Vasa, Prof Kon Mouzakis, Prof Susan Balandin

  • 2016: $100,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report