Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Macdonald, L., Trembath, D., Ashburner, J., Costley, D., Haas, K., & Keen, D. (in press). Utilisation of an intervention to support students on the autism spectrum: examining teachers' responses to Finished! the On-task Toolkit. Journal of International Special Needs Education

Ashburner J., Saggers, B., Campbell, M., Dillon-Wallace, J., Hwang, Y., Carrington, S. & Bobir, N. (2018). How are students on the autism spectrum affected by bullying? Perspectives of students and parents. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1471-3802.12421

Macdonald, L., Trembath, D., Ashburner, J., Costley, D., & Keen, D. (2018). The use of visual schedules and work systems to increase the on-task behaviour of students on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1471-3802.12409

Hwang, Y., Dillon-Wallace, J., Campbell, M., Ashburner, J. Saggers, B., Carrington, S. & Hand, K. (2017): How students with autism spectrum conditions understand traditional bullying and cyberbullying, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22, 391-408. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1370736

Ashburner, J., Bobir, N., & van Dooren, K. (2017). Evaluation of an innovative interest-based post-school transition program for young people with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 65, 262-285. oi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1403012

Campbell, M., Hwang, Y., Whiteford, C., Dillon-Wallace, J., Ashburner, J., Saggers, B., Carrington, S. (2017). Bullying prevalence in students with autism spectrum disorders. Australian Journal of Special Education, 41, 101-122. 41. doi:10.1017/jse.2017.5  

Kerlen, Y., Wilson, W., Palghat, K., Downing, W., Harper-Hill, K., Ashburner, J. (2017) Improved signal-to-noise ratio and classroom performance in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 243-253. doi: 10.1007/s40489-017-0111-7)

Carrington, S. Campbell, M., Saggers, B. Ashburner J, Vcig, F., Dillon-Wallace, J., Hwang, Y. (2017). Recommendations of school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents in regard to bullying and cyberbullying prevention and intervention. International Journal of Inclusive Education, in press.  

Macdonald. E., Keen, D., Ashburner, J., Costley, D., Haas, K., Trembath, D. (2017). Piloting autism intervention research with teachers in mainstream classrooms. International Journal of Inclusive Education, in press. 

Ashburner J., Vickerstaff, S., Beetge, J., & Copley, J. (2015). Remote versus face-to-face delivery of early intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders: Perceptions of rural families and service providers. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 23, 1–14. doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2015.11.011

Ashburner, J., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J. Hinder, E., Cartmill, L., White, J., Vickerstaff, S.  (2015). Improving transfer of learning: An innovative co-mentoring program to enhance workplace implementation following an occupational therapy course on autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, in press.

Neary, P., Gilmore, L., & Ashburner, J.  (2015). Post-school needs of young people with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 18,1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.010

Ashburner, J. Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., Hinder, E. (2014). Comment on: ‘An Intervention for Sensory Difficulties in Children with Autism: A Randomized Trial’ by Schaaf et al. (2013). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 44, 1486–1488.doi 10.1007/s10803-014-2083-0

Ashburner, J., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Hinder, E. (2014). Optimizing participation of children with autism spectrum disorder experiencing sensory challenges: A clinical reasoning framework. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81(1):29-3. doi: 10.1177/0008417413520440

Ashburner, J., Rodger S., Ziviani, J, & Jones, J. (2013). Occupational therapy services for people with autism spectrum disorders: Current state of play, use of evidence and future learning priorities. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12083

Ashburner. J., Bennett, L., Rodger S., & Ziviani, J. (2013). Understanding the sensory experiences of young people with autism spectrum disorder: A preliminary investigation. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. Advance online publication.doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12025

Harrington, C., Foster, M., Rodger, S., Ashburner, J. (2013). Engaging young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in research interviews. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/bld.12037

Rodger, S. Ashburner, J., & Hinder, E. (2013). Letter to the editor Re: Sensory interventions for children: An alternate stance. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12048

Rodger, S., Ashburner, J., & Hinder, E. (2012). Invited Editorial: Sensory interventions for children: Where does our profession stand? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59, 337–338, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2012.01032.x

Ashburner, J., Ziviani, J. & Pennington, A. (2012). The introduction of keyboarding to students with ASD with handwriting difficulties: A Help or a hindrance? Australasian Journal of Special Education. 36, 32-61 doi:10.1017/jse.2012.6

Rodger, S., Ashburner, J., Cartmill, L., & Bourke-Taylor, H. (2010). Helping children with autism spectrum disorders and their families: Are we losing our occupation-centred focus?  Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57 (4), 276–280. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00877.

Ashburner, J., Ziviani, J. & Rodger, S. (2009). Surviving in the mainstream: Capacity of children with autism spectrum disorders to perform academically and regulate their emotions and behavior at school. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, DOI: 10.1016

Kuipers, K., Rassafiani, M., Ashburner, J., Griffin, J., Worley, L., Moes, L., Fleming, J. & Copley, J. (2009). Do clients with acquired brain injury use the splints prescribed by occupational therapists? A descriptive study. NeuroRehabilitation, 24, 365-375

Ashburner, J., Ziviani, J. & Rodger, S. (2008). Sensory processing and classroom emotional, behavioral and educational outcomes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 556-565.

Book Chapters

Saggers, B. & Ashburner, J. (in press). Creating learning spaces that promote wellbeing, participation and engagement: Implications for students on the autism spectrum. In H. Hughes, J. Franz, & J. Willis., Designing school spaces for student wellbeing. Springer Publishing, New York.

Hinder E., & Ashburner, J. (2017). Occupation Centred Intervention in the School Setting, In Rodger, S. & Kennedy-Behr, A. Occupation-centred practice with children, 2nd edition. Wiley Blackwell, West Sussex, UK.

Hinder, E. & Ashburner, J. (2010). Occupation Centred Intervention in the School Setting. In S. Rodger (Ed.). Occupation Centred Practice for Children, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Online/multimedia resources

Ashburner, J. (2010). Current Approaches to Sensory Processing Issues of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Occupational Therapy Australia: Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Web-Based Learning Resource. http://otalautismcpd.com.au

Ashburner, J. (2006). Overview of Movement and Learning. Students with Physical Impairment Multimedia Package (2006). Multimedia postgraduate course for teachers of students with physical impairment for Griffith University (Masters level course) (include interactive CD-ROM, video and print materials).

Invited Conference and Workshop Presentations

Ashburner J. (August 2018). “Too Noisy, too crowded, too bright, too much!! Sensory Challenges of students on the spectrum”. Invited symposium presentation at Autism in Education Conference, Brisbane .

Ashburner J. (April, 2016). ‘The impact of sensory issues on behaviour and evidence-informed strategies that can help’. Autism and Behaviour: Exploring characteristics of autism and behaviours that challenge. Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University. 

Ashburner, J. (September, 2015). Autism CRC Symposium Session: ‘Classrooms of Excellence: Using a Universal Design Framework to adapt general education classrooms to accommodate students on the autism spectrum’. Asia Pacific Autism Conference, Brisbane.

Ashburner, J. (April, 2015). ‘Sensory processing issues of students with ASD: How does it impact on their classroom performance and what can we do to help?’ Success at School for Students with Autism, Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University. 

Ashburner J. & Hinder E. (September, 2014).Optimising participation and learning achievement of students experiencing sensory challenges: Are we navigating the right path?’ Paper presented at the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Therapy Nursing and Teaching Conference, Brisbane, Queensland.

Ashburner, J. (November, 2013). Sensory issues – what can we do to help? Paper presented at the AEIOU conference, Griffith University, Brisbane Queensland

Ashburner, J. (November, 2013). Listening to young people with autism spectrum disorders:
What can they tell us about their sensory experiences? Paper presented at the AEIOU conference, Griffith University, Brisbane Queensland

Rodger, S., Ashburner, J. & Hinder, E. (July, 2011) ‘Occupational therapy for people with autism: Current practices, training needs and use of evidence’. Workshop presented at the OT Australia 24th National Conference, Gold Coast.

Ashburner J. (September, 2009). The sensory processing style of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What are the implications for school function? Paper presented at the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care Conference in Sydney, New South Wales.

Ashburner J. (August, 2009). Sensory Processing approach – framework and strategies presented at Zi Mei seminar on OT Practice for School-Aged Children: A Real World Approach in Brisbane Australia