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Hellstrand, Heidi; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
This manuscript presents a study in which the new version of the computer-based training programme, The Number Race (NR), was used as an intervention for mathematically low-performing children in grade one (M[subscript age] = 86.46, SD = 3.89). In addition to ordinary teacher instruction in mathematics, the intervention group (n = 29) received NR…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Shilshtein, Evguenia; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This study compared discrepancies between children's academic and social self-perceptions and parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's academic and social competence among 89 first-grade children: 45 children at risk for learning disabilities (RLD) and 44 of typically developing peers (TD). The relationship between self-perceptions among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Learning Disabilities
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Holopainen, Leena K.; Kiuru, Noona H.; Mäkihonko, Minna K.; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Previous studies show that many students with reading and spelling problems have a lack of progress in reading and spelling skills after years of special education services. The aim of the study is to evaluate the reading and spelling skills of Finnish children in grades 1 and 2 receiving part-time special education from special education teachers…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Spelling
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Garpelin, Anders – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to deepen the understanding of teacher's perspective on how to promote all children's learning in reading and writing in grade 1 of primary school. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in a Swedish context with 18 primary school teachers, representing a large collective experience from working as teachers in grade 1.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sanches-Ferreira, Manuela; Lopes-dos-Santos, Pedro; Alves, Sílvia; Santos, Miguel; Silveira-Maia, Mónica – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
The Individualised Education Programme (IEP) is a fundamental document that describes all educational responses to the additional support needs of students, setting up the guideline for their learning and developmental experiences. Specifically, the IEP goals represent the personal destination translated into desirable behaviours and skills that…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs
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Squires, Garry; Humphrey, Neil; Barlow, Alexandra; Wigelsworth, Michael – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The processes around the identification of special educational needs (SEN) should mean that those pupils who need most help receive it. However, there are concerns that this process is not working and there is an over-identification of pupils with SEN. Previous international research has shown that summer-born children are more likely to be…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Students, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Naraian, Srikala – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) technology is being increasingly recognised as an important means of fostering the literacy of students with significant disabilities. However, the coordinated use of AAC technology continues to challenge professionals, families and users leading to dissonant meanings and fragmented use. This paper…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assistive Technology, Grade 1, Elementary School Students