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Mills, Ann S.; Vimalakanthan, Kiruthiha; Sivapalan, Shivajan; Shanmugalingam, Neshanth; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Peer volunteers have been found to be effective in delivering psychosocial interventions when they come from the same culture and share similar experiences as participants. We examined the clinical utility (feasibility and preliminary effectiveness) of a community-based, manualized, peer-delivered group counselling program to address the need for…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parents
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McKenzie, Judith Anne; Kahonde, Callista; Mostert, Karen; Aldersey, Heather Michelle – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Families struggle to support family members with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), especially in low resourced settings where formal services may not be available. Method: The adapted Family Community Participation survey, measuring perceptions of community participation, was administered to 67 primary caregivers…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Needs, Community Services, Child Caregivers
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Ford, Katerina; Wang, Mian; Koegel, Lynn Kern; Koegel, Robert L.; Fedders, Andrew – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2021
Given the increasing number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a critical need to develop programs that facilitate positive behavior outcomes during the transition to adulthood. Furthermore, many adults with ASD do not have access to intervention programs due to remote locations, lack of qualified personnel,…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Daily Living Skills
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Sum, Raymond Kim-Wai; Morgan, Kevin; Ma, Margo Man-Sum; Choi, Siu-Ming – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
The purpose of this article is to explore the influence of a customized continuing professional development (PE-CPD) programme on PE teachers' perceived physical literacy and efficacy beliefs in Hong Kong. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted to gain an in-depth understanding of the participants' CPD experiences and to explore the…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction
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Agarwal, Rumi; Heron, Laura; Naseh, Mitra; Burke, Shanna L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Transitioning to post-secondary education is often challenging for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To address this, Florida International University, specifically FIU Embrace, piloted the Embrace Mentoring Program (EMP), which provided unique role-specific workshops to both faculty/staff mentors, and student…
Descriptors: Mentors, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Wu, Jiun-Yu; Liao, Chen-Hsuan; Cheng, Tzuying; Nian, Mei-Wen – Educational Technology & Society, 2021
Amid the pandemic of coronavirus diseases, virtual conferences have become an alternative way to maintain the prosperity of the research community. This study investigated attendees' participatory behavior in a virtual academic conference (TWELF2020, Taiwan) and studied the interrelationship among their mastery experience, competence, and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Behavior Patterns, Psychological Patterns, Videoconferencing
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Yildiz, Gizem; Kilic Cakmak, Ebru – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2021
This study aims to reveal the investigating the distance education process according to the demographic characteristics for the staff of the notary and the notaries in Turkey. In this research survey method is used. The sample group consists of 317 notary and notary employees who responded voluntarily to the scale in the distance education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Public Officials, Demography
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Meersman, Thomas; Mathieson, Kathleen – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Objectives: This paper explores the relationship between speech therapy intensity and parent satisfaction with speech therapy (ST) in children with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (P-MS), a rare genetic disorder. Methods: ST intensity ("ST Dose [minutes per session]") × ("ST Dose Frequency") × ("ST Length [years]") and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Speech Therapy, Genetic Disorders, Outcomes of Treatment
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Hughes, Rosemary B.; Robinson-Whelen, Susan; Davis, Leigh Ann; Meadours, James; Kincaid, Olivia; Howard, Lisa; Millin, Mary; Schwartz, Michelle; McDonald, Katherine E. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Using a participatory research approach, we enlisted 12 U.S. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to recruit and enroll 170 adults with intellectual disability (ID) to be randomized to either "The Safety Class," an abuse prevention group program, or usual care. Participants were asked to complete pre, post, and 3-month follow-up…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Neijmeijer, Laura; Kuiper, Chris; Kroon, Hans; Didden, Robert – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: In the Netherlands, Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams have been established for people with mild intellectual disability (MID) or borderline intellectual functioning (BIF) and mental health problems or challenging behaviour. Little is known yet about service users' experiences with FACT. Method: An inductive grounded…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Community Services
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Bertsch. Bob; Hemmstra, Jill; Golick Doug – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension professionals are being asked to address complex public issues. Doing so requires cocreative approaches that engage, in a significant way, the people affected by these issues. Successful engagement, however, requires specific skills and a cocreative mind-set. Extension professionals in two states participated in learning circles to…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Stakeholders, Problem Solving, Professional Development
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Spilker, Maria; Prinsen, Fleur; Kalz, Marco – Professional Development in Education, 2020
This review presents a systematic search for and analysis of the state of the art concerning research (1993-2018) on technology-enhanced conferences for academics' professional development. Fifty-nine scientific publications were included in the review which analyses them through the lens of the value creation framework. Conference formats are…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Continuing Education, Educational Research, Communities of Practice
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Gow, Gordon A.; Dissanayeke, Uvasara; Jayathilake, Chandana K.; Kumarasinghe, Isuri; Ariyawanshe, Kumudu; Rathnayake, Sanduni – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2020
This article reports on a technology stewardship training program to promote ICT leadership development with agricultural extension practitioners in Sri Lanka. Researchers used a multi-method approach with a single embedded case study. Data were collected using a pre-course survey, formal course evaluation, classroom observation, and…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Information Technology
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Bulenzibuto Tamubula, Irene; Sseguya, Haroon; Miiro, Richard; Okry, Florent – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed the quality of participation in farmer learning video (FLV) production by examining opportunities for actors' participation and the extent of incorporation of their interests. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study research design was used through focus group discussions and interviews held with 5 key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participation, Video Technology, Film Production
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Bloom, Quinn; Curran, Michaela; Brint, Steven – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Over the last three decades, interdisciplinary cluster hiring programs have become popular on research university campuses as an approach to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. These programs have not yet been rigorously evaluated across multiple institutions and multiple thematic fields. The paper reports the results of a survey of 199…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Universities, Cluster Grouping, Administrator Attitudes
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