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Lifshitz, Hefziba; Shtein, Sarit; Weiss, Itzhak; Svisrsky, Naama – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
We previously reported a meta-analysis of explicit memory studies in populations with intellectual disability (ID). The current study discusses the educational implications of this meta-analysis. The main factors at the core of these implications can be divided into two categories: those related to task characteristics (e.g., depth of processing,…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Memory, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation
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Lifshitz, Hefziba; Shtein, Sarit; Weiss, Izhak; Vakil, Eli – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This meta-analysis combines the effect size (ES) of 40 explicit memory experiments in populations with intellectual disability (ID). Eight meta-analyses were performed, as well as contrast tests between ES. The explicit memory of participants with ID was inferior to that of participants with typical development (TD). Relatively preserved explicit…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mental Age, Memory, Memorization
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Alfassi, Miriam; Weiss, Itzhak; Lifshitz, Hefziba – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of strategy instruction on the reading literacy of students with mild and moderate intellectual disability. Students aged 15-21 with intellectual disability (n=35) participated in 24 sessions of literacy strategy instruction (experimental condition) or remedial literacy-skill acquisition-…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Reading Skills, Reciprocal Teaching
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Lifshitz, Hefziba; Klein, Pnina S. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The applicability of Klein's "Mediational intervention for sensitizing caregivers" (MISC) to adolescents and adults with intellectual disability (ID) was examined, and the quality of paraprofessionals' interactions with these populations in special education schools and in vocational rehabilitation centres was compared. Interactions were…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Mental Retardation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education
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Lifshitz, Hefziba; Glaubman, Rivka; Issawi, Rihab – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2004
The goals of the present study were to examine the effects of an intervention programme on sense of efficacy and attitudes towards inclusion of pupils with six types of disability, among Israeli (N=66) and Palestinian (N=192) teachers. We also studied how these attitudes were related to their general attitudes towards education; whether regular…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mild Mental Retardation, Intervention, Special Education