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ERIC Number: EJ1103465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Peer Interactions among Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities during Group Activities
Nijs, Sara; Penne, Anneleen; Vlaskamp, Carla; Maes, Bea
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n4 p366-377 Jul 2016
Background: Children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) meet other children with PIMD in day care centres or schools. This study explores the peer-directed behaviours of children with PIMD, the peer interaction-influencing behaviour of the direct support workers and the children's positioning. Method: Group activities for children with PIMD initiated by a direct support worker were video-recorded. The behaviour and positioning of the children and the behaviour of the direct support workers were coded. Results: Limited peer-directed behaviour of the children with PIMD and peer interaction-influencing behaviour of the direct support workers are observed. Weak associations were found between the positioning or peer interaction-influencing behaviours and the behaviour of children with PIMD. Conclusions: Children with PIMD show social interest in each other during group activities. More knowledge is needed to create an environment which facilitates peer-directed behaviours of persons with PIMD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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