Australian indigenous children with low cognitive ability: Family and cultural participation

John Gilroy, Eric Emerson

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Family and cultural inclusion are essential for the healthy development of young Australian Indigenous peoples with low cognitive ability. To date, this issue has received limited research attention. A secondary analysis of data collected in Wave 4 of Footprints in Time, Australia's Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, was conducted to help address this research gap. The study results indicated that in some areas, Indigenous children with low cognitive ability are at a higher risk of social exclusion than their peers. We discuss the policy implications of these findings with regards to addressing Indigenous disadvantage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Indigenous
  • Low cognitive ability
  • Participation


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