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Findler, Liora – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The unique contribution of grandparents to families of children with and without disabilities is often overlooked in the clinical and empirical literature. Perceptions and practice of teachers regarding grandparents were examined. Eighty-two special education teachers and 80 teachers from regular classes completed a 30-item questionnaire tapping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Grandparents, Teacher Attitudes
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Lowenthal, B. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
Short-term memory deficits are examined as precursors of learning disabilities in early childhood. The theories of Jean Piaget, Robbie Case, and Joseph Torgesen are reviewed to construct a theoretical framework. Supportive experimental studies are described, followed by implications for remediation and intervention. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Learning Theories
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Pyl, Sip J.; And Others – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
Experiences from Sweden, United States, Netherlands, West Germany, and United Kingdom illustrate the construction and implementation of written individual plans for special education students. Experiences indicate the importance of translating diagnostic data on pupils into teaching decisions, teaching based on the plan, and using evaluation data…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Spencer, Simon; Ross, Malcolm – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
The paper argues that microcomputers can be useful in providing visual stimulation to young visually handicapped children. Monitors can present materials in a "back-lit" manner, and input devices such as the touch sensitive screen allow children to interact directly with the images on the screen. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Input Output Devices, Microcomputers
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Burford, Bronwen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
Rhythmic groups of cyclical movements--action cycles--were identified during interactions between adults and subjects (12 children, aged 8-18, and 6 young adults with profound mental handicap). Subjects performed similar actions for apparently similar reasons at similar rates to their caregivers, giving strong indication of a biologically robust…
Descriptors: Children, Experiential Learning, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
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Cerna, Marie – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
Briefly described is the development of motor activity in children with profound mental retardation through use of parent/child dyads. Parent and child are jointly trained using a specific program of lessons combined with home training. Advantages of this method are noted. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Intervention, Motor Development, Movement Education, Parent Child Relationship