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Wu, Chih-Fu; Wu, Hsiang-Ping; Tu, Yung-Hsiang; Yeh, I-Ting; Chang, Chin-Te – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2022
Introduction: Many tactile graphics designed for individuals with visual impairments consider single factors. According to the results of our previous study, there may be interactions among scale, representation, and complexity factors. We conducted this integrative study with these three factors. Additionally, for the representation factor, we…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Stimuli, Learning Modalities
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de Freitas, Elizabeth; Rousell, David; Jäger, Nils – Research in Education, 2020
This paper undertakes an analysis of the "smart school" as a building that both senses and manages bodies through sensory data. The authors argue that smart schools produce a situation of ubiquitous sensation in which learning environments are continuously sensed, regulated, and controlled through complex sensory ecosystems and data…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Ethics, Political Issues, Sensory Aids
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Maich, Kimberly; Davies, Adam W. J.; van Rhijn, Tricia – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Inclusive classrooms with complex, diverse students have many challenges, including that of effective physical design. One included element that should be considered is a relaxation station, designed to teach and promote everyday self-regulation skills within a calmer and more private space. A relaxation station is an essential component in every…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Access to Education, Physical Environment
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Cameron, Allison; Burns, Pippa; Garner, Andrea; Lau, Sim; Dixon, Roselyn; Pascoe, Carly; Szafraniec, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This article presents a review of studies published between 2006 and 2016 on research into multi-sensory environments (MSEs), as part of a project to develop a community-based MSE. This scoping review aimed to identify the settings MSEs are used in, rationale for implementation, equipment installed and the reported effects of the MSE upon users.…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Physical Environment, Recreational Activities, Sensory Aids
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Ralejoe, Malehlanye – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here was conducted to investigate the perceptions of 8 learners in a secondary school in the Maseru district of Lesotho about inclusive education as it relates to learners with visual impairment. This school had integrated children with visual impairment. The study was conducted using a qualitative research approach, and a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Vasile, Emily; Lueders, Kerry S.; Killen, Chad; Kenny, Erin – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2021
In partnership with state vocational rehabilitation and special education agencies, a local university contributed interprofessional expertise in low vision rehabilitation to an established pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) program (Coduti, Herbert, Chiu, & Doke, 2017). This program was established to provide high school students…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Transitional Programs, High School Students, Rehabilitation
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Kolacz, Jacek; Raspa, Melissa; Heilman, Keri J.; Porges, Stephen W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS), especially those co-diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), face many sensory processing challenges. However, sensory processing measures informed by neurophysiology are lacking. This paper describes the development and psychometric properties of a parent/caregiver report, the Brain-Body Center…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Congenital Impairments, Intellectual Disability, Sensory Experience
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Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit; Rathod, Balraj B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
An Android-based application has been developed to provide color-blind and visually impaired students a multisensory perception of color change observed in a titration. The application records and converts the color information into beep sounds and vibration pulses, which are generated by the smartphone. It uses a range threshold of hue and…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Color, Handheld Devices, Multisensory Learning
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Fletcher, Tina S.; Blake, Amanda B.; Shelffo, Kathleen E. – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Children routinely visit art museums as part of their educational experience and family time, many of them having special needs. The number of children diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders is increasing. These conditions may include heightened sensory "avoiding" or "seeking" behaviors that can interfere with a…
Descriptors: Museums, Perceptual Impairments, Sensory Aids, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Schwab, James Raymond; Johnson, Zachary G.; Ansley, Brandis M.; Houchins, David E.; Varjas, Kris – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 has drawn greater attention to the academic achievement of students considered at risk who attend alternative schools. Due to problems both inside and outside of schools, students in alternative education settings may struggle with academic content and require a different educational approach. This…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Fievez, Isabeau; Perez, Maribel Montero; Cornillie, Frederik; Desmet, Piet – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study investigates incidental vocabulary learning through captioned or subtitled videos and examines whether and how different learner- (prior vocabulary knowledge) and word-related factors (i.e., frequency of occurrence, cognateness, and imagery) influence learning gains from watching videos. Low-intermediate Dutch-speaking learners of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Linguistic Input, Video Technology
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Petry, Katja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Students with a disability in inclusive classes often face problems with peer acceptance, friendships and peer interactions. In this paper, the relationship between these difficulties in social participation and the attitudes that typically developing adolescents hold towards peers with a disability at the level of the class was explored. A…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Sensors of all kinds play significant roles in the way that we use and interact with technological devices today. Smartphones, household appliances, automobiles, and other products that we use every day incorporate many different kinds of sensors. While the sensors are hidden from view in the products, appliances, and tools that we use, they…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Electronic Equipment
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Wong, Meng Ee – Support for Learning, 2018
Despite the availability of assistive technology frameworks as a tool to aid in the process of decision making, teachers of students with visual impairments in Singapore have had little awareness of or experience in using such frameworks to guide them when making choices about assistive technology. Much of the selection had previously been made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Visual Impairments, Sensory Aids
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Chuang, Tsung-Yen; Kuo, Ming-Shiou; Fan, Ping-Lin; Hsu, Yen-Wei – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Sensory integration dysfunction (SID, also known as sensory processing disorder, SPD) is a condition that exists when a person's multisensory integration fails to process and respond adequately to the demands of the environment. Children with SID (CwSID) are also learners with disabilities with regard to responding adequately to the demands made…
Descriptors: Sensory Aids, Sensory Training, Perceptual Impairments, Disabilities
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