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Georgia Andreou; Katerina Raxioni – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Objectives: The purpose of this article is to review research that has been conducted over the past five years on language development, reading skills and word learning with the use of the eye tracking machine as regards the population with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison to typically developed population. Materials and methods: A…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Eye Movements, Language Acquisition
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Santoshi Halder; Susanne Marie Bruyere; Wendy Strobel Gower – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
This study is an attempt to bridge the gap between the understanding of strengths and challenges of people with autism to operationalize a strength-based approach to serve people with autism effectively. By virtue of being based on firsthand accounts by parents and practitioners the people who spend prolonged periods with people with autism in…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents, Health Personnel
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Serap Dogan; Candan Hasret Sahin; Yasemin Ergenekon – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is thought to have a variety of effects on people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of this study was to look into the perspectives and experiences of people with ASD and their mothers regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: The current study employs a qualitative research…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Student Attitudes, Mother Attitudes
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Ali Kaya; Michael L. Wehmeyer – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Intellectual disability (ID) persists from birth through adulthood and aging. Thus, the support provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities (IwID) in adulthood is essential to increase their self-determination and quality of life. This research aimed to determine how IwID may receive support for education, working life, accommodation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Cultural Differences
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Laura Zampini; Paola Zanchi; Paolo Riva; Valentina Tobia – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
The parents of 413 children with typical development (TD) or special educational needs (SEN) filled in an online survey to investigate the associations between the restrictions introduced to face COVID-19 and parenting stress and parental disciplinary practices. The parents of children with SEN showed a significantly higher stress level than TD…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Child Rearing, Social Isolation, COVID-19
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Brigid Jacob; Ragda Izar; Hanna Tran; Katherine Akers; Anil N. F. Aranha; Omar Afify; Elizabeth Janks; Jennifer Mendez – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Patients and families experiencing developmental disabilities (DDs) may lack trust in physicians due to negative experiences in healthcare. DDs include conditions impairing physical, learning, language, or behavior areas, beginning during the developmental period and impacting daily functioning ('Developmental Disabilities'). Medical students…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Developmental Disabilities, Physicians
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Sajjad Farashi; Saeid Bashirian; Ensiyeh Jenabi; Katayoon Razjouyan – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Background: People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties recognizing emotions. Studies showed that virtual reality (VR) and computerized training programs might be used as potential tools for enhancing emotion recognition in such people. However, some inconsistencies were observed between the studies. Objective: In the current…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Training, Emotional Response, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Kristin Strauss; Michela Servadio; Giovanni Valeri; Laura Casula; Stefano Vicari; Leonardo Fava – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Introduction: The present study build on previous research that found a bidirectional relation of parenting stress and negative behavioural outcomes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Aim: To investigate the mediating role of parenting self-efficacy in the relationship of parenting stress and children's behavioural and emotional problems.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Stress Variables, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Self Efficacy
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Sebahat Altundag – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of education given on genital hygiene to female students attending a special education center. Methods: We interviewed 52 girls selected by meeting the inclusion criteria, using a quasi-experimental method, the single group pre-test post-test model in a special education institution…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities, Hygiene, Human Body
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Orla O'Regan; Yvonne Doyle; Marguerite Murray; Vera J. C. McCarthy; Mohamad M. Saab – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Background: Challenging behaviours are common among children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Such behaviours often result in poor quality of life outcomes such as physical injury, difficulties with relationships and community integration. Aim: This systematic review aimed to synthesise evidence from studies that assessed the effect…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Children, Adolescents
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Stephanie C. Holmes – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the gap that exists between the federal mandate to educate children with disabilities or special needs in the least restrictive environment, and the practice of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) into the general education classroom or interactions with general education…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Inclusion, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Michael B. Cahapay – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Down syndrome is the most common form of intellectual disability. However, there is a paucity of educational research focused on this vulnerable segment of learners especially in the present novel situation. This paper aimed to explore how teachers tailor remote special education for children with down syndrome amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Down Syndrome
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Toru Morichi; Sieh-chuen Huang – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Background: Priority given to supported decision-making has increased internationally since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPDs). Nations worldwide have moved to ratify and enact the CRPD. Methods: A questionnaire survey on the supported decision-making status was conducted…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Social Work
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Aylin Kurt; Ebru Cirban Ekrem; Betül Akkoç; Fatma Dinç – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Nurses have important responsibilities in the development of health and care services for children with intellectual disabilities. This is because it is usually the nurse who first encounters the child in all kinds of care and treatment services. Barriers to the provision of sexual healthcare by nurses have not yet been clearly discovered. This…
Descriptors: Nurses, Sex Education, Health Education, Children
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Natsumi Ishikawa; Yuka Ishizuka; Yukiko Kano; Junko Iida; Jun-ichi Yamamoto – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2024
Introduction: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face numerous challenges in transitioning to elementary school, which can cause confusion for the children and concern among their parents. Introduction: This study aimed to identify the process of school transition from kindergarten to elementary school for children with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kindergarten
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