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Nunkoosing, Karl; Haydon-Laurelut, Mark – Disability & Society, 2011
The texts of referrals written by workers in residential services for people with learning difficulties constitute sites where contemporary discourses of intellectual disabilities are being constructed. This paper uses Critical Discourse Analysis to examine referrals made to a Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT). The study finds referral…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mental Retardation, Daily Living Skills, Discourse Analysis
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Gajewska, Urszula; Trigg, Richard – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: Day and community learning centres aim to provide intellectually disabled (ID) people with social support, life skills and greater control over their lives. However, there is little research exploring the benefits of attendance from the perspective of attendees and whether these goals are met. Materials and methods: Unstructured…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Intellectual Disability, Grounded Theory, Social Support Groups
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Henning, Mary Beth; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2018
Acquiring financial literacy presents many unique challenges for young adults with disabilities. Although financial literacy can and should be taught throughout the lifespan, this review examines the curriculum accessible to students with high incidence disabilities who are 14-21 years old, when they are planning for transition from secondary…
Descriptors: Money Management, Knowledge Level, Literacy, Young Adults
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Brown, Josh; Ernst, Jeremy; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Teachers must adapt their instruction to accommodate individual student disabilities, culture, and life experience to improve student learning in the classroom and to ensure that all students have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills. One method used is differentiated instruction. Differentiated instruction is based upon the idea…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Individualized Instruction, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Economically Disadvantaged
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Lobo, Michele A.; Galloway, James C. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Infants born preterm have increased risk for learning disabilities yet we lack assessments to successfully detect these disabilities in early life. We followed 23 full-term and 29 preterm infants from birth through 24 months to assess for differences in and stability of learning abilities across time. Measures included the Bayley-III cognitive…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Premature Infants, Child Development
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Shepley, Sally B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Self-instruction may not be 100% successful for everyone with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder; however, it is crucial to provide opportunities for learners to self-instruct to further increase independence. Adhering to the steps and considerations described here, practitioners can at least begin reducing their support and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Intellectual Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Manning, Corinne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
The following article outlines the methodological approach used to include people with learning disabilities as active participants in an oral history produced in Australia. The history sought to document life inside Kew Cottages, Australia's oldest and largest specialised institution for people with learning disabilities. This work furthers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Oral History, Ethics
Palmer, Steven T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This three-article dissertation analyzes the question of how to best prepare students transitioning from secondary education to post-secondary life. The first article examines the theories of self-determination, the self-advocacy skills needed for its success, and how the two relate to students with learning disabilities. The second article…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Models
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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Hu, Bi Ying; Lim, Chih-Ing; Boyd, Brian – Infants and Young Children, 2016
Quality engagement in early childhood programs is critical to the development and learning of young children, particularly those with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of engagement and interaction of children with disabilities in inclusive kindergartens in China. Specifically, the study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Kindergarten, Learner Engagement
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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion; Bendu, Charles; Epp, Brent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Thirty-one middle school students (grades 4-7) were interviewed at length about their perspectives regarding academic and social inclusion of students with disabilities; the barriers they perceive to a compassionate, inclusive learning community; and what they believe helps overcome these barriers. In discussing the inclusion of students with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Parents/guardians might…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
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Walker, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Growing numbers of people with learning disabilities are now living into older age. This study aims to examine the state of knowledge about their lives and the challenges that ageing has for both family carers and policymakers and practitioners. Materials and Methods: The article synthesises existing research in the fields of learning…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Knowledge Level
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de Reus, Liset; Hanass-Hancock, Jill; Henken, Sophie; van Brakel, Wim – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
People with disabilities are at increased risk of exposure to HIV, yet they lack access to HIV prevention, treatment care and support including sexuality education. Lack of knowledge, skills and confidence of educators teaching sexuality education to learners with disabilities is related to this increased vulnerability. This study identifies…
Descriptors: Disabilities, At Risk Persons, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
Goodrich, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Extensive research has been conducted regarding vocational training for adults with disabilities, but less is known about comprehensive programs that prepare young adults for all aspects of life. Since the law requires transition planning and preparation for all students with intellectual disabilities, ages 16-21, research about effective and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, College Students
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