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Dev, Poonam C. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Stories in one form or another have been used for thousands of years to influence social behaviour. A social story is a short story created specifically for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and focuses on social skills (e.g. initiating conversations) that need to be developed for him or her or on helping the individual adjust…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Story Telling, Intervention
Dev, Poonam C. – 1996
This paper reviews the research literature on the intervention methods practiced to enhance, and the measures used to assess, academic intrinsic motivation in the school-age population with learning disabilities (LD). According to the research surveyed, retention and generalization improve when learning is intrinsically rather than extrinsically…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Generalization
Dev, Poonam C. – 1992
This review of the literature on multicultural education is intended to help teachers to better meet the needs of students with learning disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds. Introductory information defines multicultural education and explains the literature search procedure. A rationale for multicultural education is offered, followed…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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Dev, Poonam C. – Remedial and Special Education, 1997
Discusses the effects of different motivational orientations on students with learning disabilities and the variables affecting intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Instructional recommendations are made for enhancing academic intrinsic motivation, including involving students in the learning process, responding positively and praising students,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences
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Dev, Poonam C. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1998
Reviews research results from 14 studies that focus on the intervention methods practiced to enhance academic intrinsic motivation for students with learning disabilities (LD) and measures used to assess academic intrinsic motivation in students with LD. Data analysis shows that intrinsic motivation strongly relates to academic achievement in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
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Dev, Poonam C.; Doyle, Beverly A.; Valente, Barbara – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2002
Implemented the Orton-Gillingham and TouchMath systems of instruction to improve language and mathematics skill development among at-risk rural first graders. After 2 years of intervention, participating students showed marked improvement in reading scores, and those considered at risk for reading and mathematics difficulties at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, High Risk Students
Dev, Poonam C.; Belfiore, Phillip J. – 1996
This study surveyed general education teachers in four private elementary/secondary schools in New Delhi, India, concerning their attitudes toward mainstreaming students with mild to severe disabilities and factors that teachers considered essential for successful mainstreaming. The 98-item survey elicited 32 responses. Results are discussed in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education