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Tuedor, Marian; Franco, Fabia; White, Anthony; Smith, Serengul; Adams, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Multimedia computer programmes have been found to facilitate learning in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, the effectiveness of these resources is limited due to poor design or a lack of consideration of the ASD cognitive profile, particularly at the lower functioning end of the spectrum. This article attempts to tackle the…
Descriptors: Testing, Literacy, Children, Autism
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The article presents research results of a study aimed at determining the correlation between empathy understood as a personality disposition and general attitudes towards individuals with disability. The sample consisted of 300 special education teachers working with persons with intellectual disabilities in primary and secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Helseth, Sølvi; Andenaes, Randi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate trends and explanatory factors for socio-economic inequalities associated with disability during the transition to young adulthood. A sample of 2606 participants (56% females and 44% males) was prospectively followed from adolescence to young adulthood. Disability status, age, gender, mental health problems,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Rekaa, Hege; Hanisch, Halvor; Ytterhus, Borgunn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This is a systematic review article of 27 studies on what existing research tells us about the experience (or lack of experience) of inclusion in Physical Education (PE) among disabled students, which localised factors are promoting or hampering inclusion in PE and to what extent attitudes are decisive in these localised processes. Seventeen…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience
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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Wang, Wen-Ling; Kuo, Chang-Yuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The authors proposed a positive discipline, well-being and teaching effectiveness model that suggested that teachers' positive discipline would facilitate students' well-being and effective teaching, and students' well-being would play a mediating role in the association between positive discipline and teaching effectiveness. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement, Well Being
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Mutanga, Oliver – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, few students with disabilities progress to higher education. This is mostly due to avoidable barriers they face as they navigate different educational structures from lower levels. Even for those few students who make it to higher education, they continue to face challenges. A qualitative study was carried out at the University of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Spencer-Cavaliere, Nancy; Kingsley, Bethan C.; Norris, Carmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Despite recognition that social inclusion is a primary goal within the field of human services, people with disabilities continue to live lives of clienthood, marginalisation, and exclusion and human services staff struggle to make social inclusion a priority. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of human services staff about…
Descriptors: Human Services, Social Change, Caseworkers, Qualitative Research
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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Spruin, Elizabeth; Abbott, Nicola; Holt, Nicole – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, families who care for a child or adolescent with disabilities have been found to experience high levels of maternal ill health, stress, depression and family breakdown. In extreme cases, children and adolescents may have to move away from their family to a permanent residential placement. A potentially more appropriate and cost-effective…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Respite Care, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Brawn, Gabrielle; Porter, Melanie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Literature on the level of adaptive functioning and relative strengths and weaknesses in functioning of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) was reviewed. The electronic databases PsycINFO, PubMed, Expanded Academic, Web of Science, Scopus and ProQuest were searched electronically for relevant articles and dissertations using the search terms…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adjustment (to Environment), Congenital Impairments, Genetic Disorders
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Hu, Bi Ying; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Zhang, Chun; Fan, Xitao; Zhu, Jieling – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study aims to explore Chinese parents' understanding about the importance and feasibility of quality pre-school inclusion and how these beliefs are affected by their levels of education and the types of disabilities in the Chinese socio-cultural and policy contexts. Findings support parents are highly supportive of the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Beliefs, Parent Attitudes
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Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony; Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Dorovolomo, Jeremy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Sport has been demonstrably linked to health particularly through community-based education and development programmes. However, research continues to identify low participation rates of people with a disability in sport. Programmes to address the participation of people with a disability in sport can be challenging, particularly in locations in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Chu, Szu-Yin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to get an understanding of perspectives on effective parent-professional partnership for young children with special needs in Taiwan. Through purposive sampling, a total of nine parent-professional pairs were recruited. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain perspectives from both sides of the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Young Children
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