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Pearson, Tanya; Chaisty, Frances; Stenfert Kroese, Biza – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Background: Previous research has largely focused on evaluating the impact of teaching practical parenting skills to parents with intellectual disabilities. Teaching them about the importance and nature of early attachment behaviors has not yet been explored. This study investigates whether knowledge of early attachment behavior of young adults…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Nonprint Media, Parenting Skills
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Poppi, Kristi; Jones, Julia; Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Aim: This is a cross-national study with the aim to explore the development of children with autism over time in the UK and Greece. The focus of the study was to investigate the differences in language and social skills between children with autism across the two countries who were receiving different types of treatment: speech and language…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Intervention, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Scheithauer, Mindy; Muething, Colin S.; Silva, Meghan R.; Gerencser, Kristina R.; Krantz, Joelle; Call, Nathan A. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: Evaluations of treatments using applied behavior analysis (ABA) for challenging behavior have relied mostly on direct behavioral observation. While observation is crucial, qualitative information can also be beneficial. In this study, we describe methods for using qualitative information in ABA treatments for challenging behavior.…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gray, Emma; Beech, Anthony; Rose, John – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Background: Emotion dysregulation has been linked to sexual offending and reoffending across a number of different theories. Interventions focused on improving emotion regulation in sexual offenders have been recommended. Objectives: The current study explored the feasibility and impact of biofeedback in improving an emotion regulation strategy…
Descriptors: Biofeedback, Emotional Response, Sexual Abuse, Self Control
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Ejiri, Keiko; Matsuzawa, Akemi – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: This study investigated employment, financial, and health issues of Japanese mothers with school-aged children with disabilities, and factors associated with participants' employment. Methods: A survey was conducted with 243 Japanese mothers with children aged 6 to 18 years old enrolled in a Special Education Needs School for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Employment, Children, Intellectual Disability
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Guichard, Sofia; Grande, Catarina – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: The main goal of the present study was to promote an understanding of the role of environment in explaining frequency of participation of pre-school children in home and community activities. Method: Parents of 116 children from completed an adapted version of the Young Children's Participation and Environment Measure (YC-PEM).…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Student Participation, Preschool Children, Family Environment
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Vereenooghe, Leen; Westermann, Kristian – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Digital technologies have great potential in offering interventions for people with intellectual disabilities. In this study, we aimed to co-develop a digital psycho-educational intervention, using a positive resource-oriented approach, to improve the mental well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Using a two-phase design process, we…
Descriptors: Well Being, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Psychoeducational Methods
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Lowry, Ruth G.; Hale, Beverley J.; Draper, Stephen B.; Smith, Marcus S. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: Drumming may have therapeutic and learning benefits but there exists little causal evidence regarding the benefits for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD) such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Methods: Six EBD pupils (EBD Drum) and six peers (Peer Drum) were given 2, 30-min rock drumming lessons per week, over 5…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Rock Music, Musical Instruments, Psychomotor Skills
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Thomas, Benjamin R.; Lafasakis, Michael – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of an acceptability questionnaire on classroom aides' treatment integrity during implementation of behavioral intervention plans, using a multiple-probe-baseline across-participants design. Four classroom aides in a special education preschool classroom rarely used procedures recommended to manage the challenging…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Questionnaires, Teacher Aides
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Kotroni, P.; Bonoti, F.; Mavropoulou, S. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: The study aimed to examine the ability of children with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) to depict social (pride and shame) vs. basic (happiness and sadness) emotions in their human figure drawings. Methods: Eleven children with a formal diagnosis of an ASC matched on gender and verbal mental age with 11 children with typical…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Freehand Drawing, Psychological Patterns
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Maguire, Roseann; Wilson, Alastair; Jahoda, Andrew – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Pupils with intellectual disabilities are one of the most bullied groups in the school system and in local communities. Moreover, young people also play a significant role in hate crimes against people with intellectual disabilities of all ages beyond the school gates. This paper describes the development of a research informed program of lessons…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability
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Chen, C. -C.; Bellama, T. J.; Ryuh, Y. J.; Ringenbach, S. D. R. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Purpose: Many observations and anecdotes have suggested that individuals with Down syndrome (DS) love music, specifically moving to music. The purpose of this study, with the assumption that the music makes people with DS dance showing more movement than general public's, is to observe the change in movement patterns of people with DS while they…
Descriptors: Participation, Performance, Down Syndrome, Dance
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Carnett, Amarie; Bravo, Alicia; Waddington, Hannah – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objective: Evaluate the use of procedures to teach three nonvocal children with autism spectrum disorder to use a speech-generating device to mand for actions. Method: A multiple probe across participants design was used to evaluate the effectiveness systematic instruction and the use of a behavior chain interruption. Results: All three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Adams, Tracey Marie; Jahoda, Andrew – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Individuals with severe or profound intellectual disabilities may be at a greater risk of developing mental health problems. Despite this, evidence suggests individuals can face difficulties in getting mental health support, and little is known about effective psychological therapies for this population. Hence, this study explored mothers'…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Severe Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Mehdizadeh, Mahsa; Khosravi, Zohreh – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Background: The present study was aimed at developing a grounded theory on how bibliotherapy influences children with intellectual disabilities. Method: Participants were selected among the students of four primary schools in Tehran. They received, for 3 years, a special bibliotherapy intervention provided by the public library in cooperation with…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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