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Marija Cvijetic; Svetlana Kaljaca; Nenad Glumbic – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
Studies have indicated that the level of autonomy of people with intellectual disability is influenced by personal and environmental factors. The aims of this cross-sectional and correlational study were to determine a correlation between the level of autonomy in adults with intellectual disability, on the one hand, and specific personal and…
Descriptors: Adults, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Environmental Influences
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Odile Rohmer; Emilie-Anne Palomares; Maria Popa-Roch – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
Western countries have placed a lot of importance on school inclusion policies in the last decade. Strong promotion of these policies encourages teachers to express egalitarian attitudes and behaviours towards all students. However, at the same time teachers may experience feelings of discomfort because of perceived difficulties and powerlessness…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teacher Burnout, Institutional Characteristics, Inclusion
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Moosong Kim; Jaehun Jung; Joonkoo Yun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
This study aimed to examine the prevalence and types of school-based extracurricular sports and physical activity participation among children with disabilities. This study utilised the 2013-2016 National Health and Examination Surveys (N = 4416). A total of 509 children who received special education services were identified as children with…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Children, Disabilities, Physical Activity Level
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Paula Partington; George Major; Keith Tudor – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
This article presents the culmination of the first author's experience of work at a Deaf Education Centre in Aotearoa New Zealand, alongside the themes stemming from a literature review on wellbeing and the development and maintenance of social and emotional skills for deaf students in both mainstream and special education. The predominant themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Students, Well Being
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Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
Increasing phonological awareness of children with special needs is of vital importance, as it helps them to face different problems they face. Therefore, this study assessed the efficacy of implementing an instructional program to raise phonological awareness in improving the phonetic sequential-memorisation ability of students with learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Grade 3
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Anjum Afshan; Asia Mushtaq; Tasnim Rehna; Fazaila Sabih; Arooj Najmussaqib – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
Intellectual disability is a serious lifelong disability that places heavy demands on society and the health system. The study was designed to determine the extent to which the intellectually challenged children are capable of improving their cognitive abilities as well as adaptive functioning through the Montessori Sensorial Training program when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Montessori Method, Sensory Training
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Claire Sly; Elaine Chapman; Tom O'Donoghue – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
For several decades now, there have been calls for the creation of inclusive learning environments within regular classroom settings. Teachers and other practitioners involved in this task need various types of guidance to assist them. While general principles deduced from empirically-based positivist studies are valuable, micro-sociology based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Classroom Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Carli Friedman – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
Social determinants of health are conditions, such as physical and social environments, which contribute to health outcomes. People with disabilities face more health inequities than their nondisabled peers, including disparities in social determinants of health. Although research indicates people with disabilities face a number of disparities…
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Health Needs, Disability Discrimination
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Aida Layachi; Matthew J. Schuelka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and affected different nations in different ways. In Algeria, education has been hit hard by the lockdown as schools embarked on a total closure to stop the spread of the virus. For students and their parents, such a closure meant limited access to the support embodied in the school. This qualitative…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Parents
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Ackah-Jnr, Francis R.; Fluckiger, Beverley – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
In an era of increasing demand for accessible, quality, and equitable education for all children and increased responsibilities for teachers and educators, inclusive education must be resourced adequately. This article reports on the qualitative findings from a multiple case study of support resources perceived to enhance teachers' efficacy in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources, Educational Change
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Radford, Nola – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
As children age, they are less likely to experience spontaneous recovery from stuttering and are likely to develop negative attitudes about talking, necessitating counselling to address these feelings. The current exploratory case study examines children's response to traditional speech therapy to address fluency combined with a programmed message…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Speech Therapy, Clinics, African Americans
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Chen, Xiaomeng; Liang, Lelin; Lu, Minghui – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
This study explored the effects of visual status and braille reading patterns on the reading accuracy of students with visual impairments in China. The sample consisted of 121 students aged 10-19 years: 48 were students with congenital visual impairments, 25 were students with adventitious visual impairments, and 48 were sighted students. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Braille, Visual Impairments, Blindness
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Frazier, Kimberly; Henchell, Tamara – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
This study adds to the existing pool of knowledge regarding the imitative behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: The over-imitation behaviors of preschool children with ASD were compared to age-matched typically developing (TD) children. Results: The hypothesis was that the TD children would over-imitate to a much…
Descriptors: Imitation, Child Behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Preschool Children
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Wang, Hsin Yi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
While there is currently a steadily growing number of disabled students at universities in Taiwan, there has been as yet no research concerning the attitude towards inclusive education of university instructors. This study investigated differences in attitude towards inclusive education among instructors at universities in Taiwan using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Faculty
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Kim, Hun Ju; Lee, Sung Ja; Kam, Kyung-Yoon – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2023
This study verified validity and reliability of the School Function Assessment (SFA) using Rasch analysis in South Korean school-based occupational therapy sites serving children with intellectual disabilities and others. Participants were 103 elementary school children (grades 1 through 6) with disabilities. Rasch analysis revealed several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Occupational Therapy
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