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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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Manor-Binyamini, Iris; Naamneh, Ghazaleh – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among parenting stress, social capital, and somatization among Arab mothers of adolescent children with behavioural disorders. Such mothers experience more difficulties and stress than mothers of children with typical behaviour and mothers of children with other disabilities.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Capital, Arabs, Stress Variables
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Karhu, Anne; Närhi, Vesa; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Check In-Check Out (CICO) is a support programme for students with externalising problem behaviours. This study implemented in Finland is one of the first reports on the application of CICO in the European context. An experimental, multiple-baseline, single-case design is used to examine the effects of the CICO intervention on the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Pérez-Torralba, Alberto; Reina, Raúl; Pastor-Vicedo, Juan Carlos; González-Víllora, Sixto – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In this research, para-sports for athletes with high support needs are used to sensitise students towards disability in their Physical Education (PE) classes, aiming to: 1) explore the participants' attitudes towards disability and their previous contact with individuals with disabilities; and 2) know the short- and long-term effects of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Athletics, Student Athletes, Physical Education
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Huber, Christian; Gerullis, Anita; Gebhardt, Markus; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This computer-based study evaluates whether teacher feedback can have an effect on the acceptance of children with and without disabilities in inclusive, special and regular schools. The social acceptance of four children shown in photo vignettes (child with Down Syndrome, child in a wheelchair, child with migrant background and child with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Peer Acceptance
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de Leeuw, R. R.; de Boer, A. A.; Bijstra, J.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
It is known that schoolteachers have difficulties supporting students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) in inclusive classroom settings. Despite the literature providing strategies for schoolteachers, little is known about strategy use in daily practice to influence the social participation of students with SEBD, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Inclusion, Student Behavior
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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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Aunio, Pirjo; Mononen, Riikka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an educational computer game, Lola's World, on low-performing children's early numeracy skills. Four preschools with 33 children from families of low socio-economic status (M[subscript age] = 5.5 years) took part in this study. Of the 33 children, 23 were split randomly into two groups: an…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Children
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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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Mc Keon, David – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream schools in Ireland attract much attention and significant resources, yet little research has been conducted in the Irish context about how this concept is understood by practitioners, what influences that understanding nor how that influences provision in schools. This paper is based on…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Menendez, Jose Ignacio; Fernandez-Rio, Javier – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The present study aimed to explore the impact of the combination of two pedagogical models, Sport Education and Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility, for learners with disabilities experiencing a contactless kickboxing learning unit. Twelve secondary education students agreed to participate. Five had disabilities (intellectual and…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Blended Learning, Physical Education, Teaching Models
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Gustavsson, Anders; Kittelsaa, Anna; Tøssebro, Jan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
A comprehensive review of educational interventions for pupils with intellectual disabilities showed that most studies report positive results for a variety of interventions. The aim of this article is to explore how these results can be understood. We draw on similar earlier findings concerning intervention effects in psychotherapy and social…
Descriptors: Success, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Psychotherapy
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Carpio, Carmen; Amérigo, María; Durán, Manuel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention programme administered to blind and sighted school students. The students were given information concerning style, author and technique of three paintings from three different artistic periods, as well as guidelines to assess the overall aesthetics of each image. This programme was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inclusion, Blindness, Vision
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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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Jahnukainen, Markku; Itkonen, Tiina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This study explores the similarities and differences of relatively newly established tiered intervention models for the support of students with special needs in the United States (response to intervention) and in Finland (learning and schooling support). The current models in both countries consist of several tiers with fairly similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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