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Jones, Leah; Gold, Eluned; Totsika, Vasiliki; Hastings, Richard P.; Jones, Mariel; Griffiths, Annee; Silverton, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Parents of children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism have been shown to experience higher levels of distress than other parents. Despite such data having been available for several decades, the evidence base for psychological interventions to support parental well-being is small. Recent data suggest that both mindfulness and acceptance…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Parent Education, Special Schools, Autism
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Moser, Thomas; Reikerås, Elin; Tønnessen, Finn Egil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This article explores variations in development of everyday motor-life-skills in 661 children (329 girls and 332 boys) in Norwegian kindergartens of ages 2:9 (T1) and 4:9 (T2) years:months. The particular focus is on children at risk for problems in motor development (the 10% weakest children in the sample). The methodological approach chosen is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Kerins, Pauline; Casserly, Ann Marie; Deacy, Evelyn; Harvey, Deirdre; McDonagh, Dolores; Tiernan, Bairbre – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
According to government policy in Ireland, special needs assistants (SNAs) may be employed in post-primary schools to support students deemed to have chronic and serious care needs. There is currently no national policy regarding the continuing professional development (CPD) of SNAs, to meet the requirements of their role. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Teacher Aides, Educational Policy
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Takala, Marjatta; Sume, Helena – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Today, in Finland, the majority of hearing-impaired pupils attend regular schools. This is in line with inclusive policy. This study aims to investigate do these pupils receive support from teachers, what kind of support is given and how is inclusion functioning. A questionnaire was used with 109 Finnish teachers, with both closed- and open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Inclusion, Elementary Education
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Štemberger, Tina; Kiswarday, Vanja Riccarda – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The paper is built on premises that teachers' attitude is one of the most important factors of implementing inclusive education and it focuses on preschool and primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education. The purpose of the study was to establish what attitude Slovenian preschool and primary school teachers hold towards…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kasik, László; Balázs, Fejes József; Guti, Kornél; Gáspár, Csaba; Zsolnai, Anikó – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The study examined the differences of social problem-solving (SPS) among 12-, 14- and 16-year-old Hungarian disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged adolescents (N = 382) and investigated the relationship between SPS and family background (FB). SPS was measured through students' own and their teachers' evaluations by an adapted questionnaire (Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Adolescents, Socioeconomic Status
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O'Byrne, Clara; Muldoon, Orla T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study examines the changes that occur in multidimensional self-concept of adolescents with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, across gender and category of intellectual disability (borderline, mild, moderate) groups. A sample of 54 young people completed the Harter Self-Perception Profile. Using a three-wave longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability)
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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
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Sointu, Erkko; Lambert, Matthew C.; Nordness, Philip D.; Geležiniene, Renata; Epstein, Michael H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
In schools, screening is an effective method to identify students at-risk for emotional and behavioural disorders. Several intervention programmes such as Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports, Response to Intervention, and Multi-tiered Systems of Supports call for the use of psychometrically sound screening instruments. This study…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to discuss and problematise issues related to conceptual approaches to differences among children in the world of school education. The article is based on results from a Swedish study on categorisation of schoolchildren's "problems" from a historical perspective. Its central questions are: "What concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Classification, Student Characteristics
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Murphy, Esther – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article presents findings from a recent national study supported by Association for Higher Education Access & Disability and the National Learning Network (2016) to investigate the experiences of students with mental health difficulties in higher education in Ireland. The data investigation was a combination of both survey and qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Mental Health
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Björnsdóttir, Kristín – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The college experience in Iceland has traditionally been reserved for those who have passed the matriculation examination and meet the admission requirements of higher educational institutions. Since 2007, the University of Iceland has offered a Vocational Diploma Programme for people with intellectual disabilities in inclusive settings. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Inclusion, Intellectual Disability
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Jansen, Dorien; Petry, Katja; Ceulemans, Eva; van der Oord, Saskia; Noens, Ilse; Baeyens, Dieter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Students with ADHD struggle in higher education as a result of various functioning and participation problems. However, there are remaining gaps in the literature. First, it remains unclear how often and during which teaching and evaluation methods problems arise. Second, we do not yet know which reasonable accommodations are most effective to…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Statistical Analysis
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Jansen, Dorien; Petry, Katja; Ceulemans, Eva; Noens, Ilse; Baeyens, Dieter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience various functioning and participation problems in higher education, which may cause difficulties such as drop out or low grade point averages. However, it remains unclear how often and during which teaching and evaluation methods the functioning and participation problems occur and which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bell, Sheena; Devecchi, Cristina; Mc Guckin, Conor; Shevlin, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Internationally there are increasing numbers of young people on the ASD spectrum attending higher education. Early transition planning is essential and students with ASD often require support to articulate their post-school educational goals and actively participate in transition planning meetings. Services within higher education are primarily…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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