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Beckene, Tessy; Forrester-Jones, Rachel; Murphy, Glynis H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual abuse and are more disadvantaged in the criminal justice system than the general population. However, little is known about the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities who have allegedly been victims of sexual abuse and also been witnesses in court.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Trauma, Intellectual Disability, Caregiver Attitudes
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Tekola, Bethlehem; Girma, Fikirte; Kinfe, Mersha; Abdurahman, Rehana; Tesfaye, Markos; Yenus, Zemi; Salomone, Erica; Pacione, Laura; Fekadu, Abebaw; Servili, Chiara; Hanlon, Charlotte; Hoekstra, Rosa A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The World Health Organization's Caregiver Skills Training programme for children with developmental disorders or delays teaches caregivers strategies to help them support their child's development. Ethiopia has a severe lack of services for children with developmental disorders or delays. This study explored the perspectives of Ethiopian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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McInnes, Elspeth; Ey, Lesley-Anne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Early childhood and primary educators' and carers' education and support in identifying and responding appropriately to children displaying problematic sexual behaviours has fallen behind the demands currently arising in care and education sites in Australia. This is a key finding of research examining professional educators' and carers'…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Preschool Children
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ten Hoopen, Leontine W.; de Nijs, Pieter F. A.; Duvekot, Jorieke; Greaves-Lord, Kirstin; Hillegers, Manon H. J.; Brouwer, Werner B. F.; Hakkaart-van Roijen, Leona – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study investigated health-related QoL (HRQoL) and care-related quality of life (CarerQol) in clinically referred children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and their primary and secondary caregivers. The EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D) and the CarerQol questionnaires were used to respectively measure health-related QoL and care-related…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Caregivers
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Railey, Kirsten S.; Bowers-Campbell, Joy; Love, Abigail M. A.; Campbell, Jonathan M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Semi-structured interviews were employed to (a) characterize LEOs' knowledge of ASD, (b) understand interactions between LEOs and individuals with ASD, and (c) identify training needs to prepare LEOs for interactions with the ASD community. Researchers utilized a constructivist grounded theory approach to analyze data from 17 participants: (a) six…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation
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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lovell, Brian; Wetherell, Mark A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Caregivers of children with ASD often find benefits associated with their caregiving role, and benefit finding predicts lower distress. Child problematic behaviours (CPB), which positively predict caregivers' distress, are perceived to be being less problematic, or more manageable, by caregivers who find benefits. Benefit finding therefore might…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Caregivers
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Hooper, Alison – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Home-based child care is a widely used form of child care. However, little is known about the heterogeneous group of caregivers that make up the home-based provider workforce and how they view themselves and their work. This study used role theory as a framework for understanding how providers view and navigate their roles. Qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Family Environment
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Kelleher, Bridgette; Halligan, Taylor; Garwood, Tessa; Howell, Samantha; Martin-O'Dell, Breanna; Swint, Amber; Shelton, Liberty-Ann; Shin, Joey – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
It is well-recognized that measurement options for diagnosing and monitoring children with neurogenetic syndromes (NGS) associated with moderate to severe intellectual impairment are limited (Berry-Kravis, Dev Med Child Neurol 10.1111/dmcn.13018, 2016), and caregivers experience significant concerns regarding the assessment process. However to…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Neurological Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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van den Driessen Mareeuw, Francine A.; Coppus, Antonia M. W.; Delnoij, Diana M. J.; de Vries, Esther – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with Down syndrome (PDS) have complex healthcare needs. Little is known about the quality of health care for PDS, let alone how it is appraised by PDS and their caregivers. This study explores the perspectives of PDS, their parents and support staff regarding quality in health care for PDS. Method: The present authors conducted…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Health Services, Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Samadi, Sayyed Ali; Nouparst, Zahra; Mohammad, Maryam Pourseid; Ghanimi, Farzaneh; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Training courses on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are required to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of children attending schools and care centers with a diagnosis of this condition internationally. A 14-day active learning course was developed based on three self-contained workshops which took place nationally in Iran over a 6 month…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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van Rooijen, Martin; Lensvelt-Mulders, Gerty; Wyver, Shirley; Duyndam, Joachim – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Childcare settings offer an ideal opportunity for children to become acquainted with risk-taking in play, which promotes healthy growth and development. Van Rooijen and Newstead's (2016) model, based on a review of international literature, has identified the main challenges for childcare professionals when promoting risky play, namely;…
Descriptors: Risk, Play, Child Care, Child Development
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Brunton, Ginny; Webbe, James; Oliver, Sandy; Gale, Chris – Research Synthesis Methods, 2020
Trials evaluating the same interventions rarely measure or report identical outcomes. This limits the possibility of aggregating effect sizes across studies to generate high-quality evidence through systematic reviews and meta-analyses. To address this problem, core outcome sets (COS) establish agreed sets of outcomes to be used in all future…
Descriptors: Intervention, Outcome Measures, Effect Size, Qualitative Research
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Kodish, Tamar; Kim, Joanna J.; Le, Kenny; Yu, Stephanie H.; Bear, Laurel; Lau, Anna S. – School Mental Health, 2020
Schools across the US have implemented suicide prevention procedures to detect risk among students and facilitate linkage to mental health services. Yet, many students at risk for suicide do not access mental health treatment, and significant racial/ethnic disparities in service utilization persist. Quality improvement of suicide prevention…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, At Risk Students, Health Services
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Lerman, Dorothea C.; O'Brien, Matthew J.; Neely, Leslie; Call, Nathan A.; Tsami, Loukia; Schieltz, Kelly M.; Berg, Wendy K.; Graber, Jessica; Huang, Pei; Kopelman, Todd; Cooper-Brown, Linda J. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2020
The use of telehealth technologies to provide clinical services to families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities is a rapidly growing area of research. In particular, remote training of caregivers via video conferencing appears to be a promising approach for disseminating behavior-analytic interventions (Neely et al. in…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Training, Videoconferencing
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