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P. Albuquerque, Cristina; G. Pinto, Inês; Ferrari, Lea – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Attitudes of parents of typically developing children (TDC) towards school inclusion have been neglected by researchers. This study characterises the attitudes of parents of TDC towards school inclusion of a child with some type of disability. The research also analyses the impact of the type of disability and of the neutral or positive…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Sousa, Paula; Dias, Paulo C.; Cadime, Irene – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Developmental dyscalculia is a specific learning disability that is described as a heterogeneous and persistent cognitive disorder. Given the need to detect and intervene as early as possible to minimise its effects, teachers' knowledge about symptoms, characteristics and effective intervention strategies in dyscalculia is essential. Given the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learning Disabilities, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Knowledge Level
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Dias, Paulo C.; Cadime, Irene – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Attitudes towards inclusive education have a crucial place in the effective implementation of inclusion practices. The aim of this study was to explore teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in preschool education in Portugal and to identify teachers' personal and professional variables that influence these attitudes. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Sanches-Ferreira, Manuela; Silveira-Maia, Mónica; Alves, Sílvia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Portugal was the first country decreeing the mandatory use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child and Youth (ICF-CY) framework for guiding special education assessment process and to base eligibility decision-making on students' functioning profiles--in contrast with traditional approaches centred on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Special Education, Evaluation
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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