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Bruce, Susan M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2005
Most children who are congenitally deafblind are severely delayed in their communication development and many will not achieve symbolic understanding and expression. This article discusses developmental markers cited in the research literature as predictive of or facilitative of the development of symbolism. These markers include the growth toward…
Descriptors: Symbolic Learning, Cues, Object Permanence, Communication Disorders
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Couzens, Donna; Cuskelly, Monica; Jobling, Anne – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Stanford Binet: Fourth Edition (SB:IV) assessments have been collected longitudinally for 195 individuals with Down syndrome. This article discusses individual assessments which were selected for their ability to highlight major concerns that practitioners need to consider when interpreting intelligence test scores with this population. In this…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests
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Daniels, Harry – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
In this article I will discuss the route by which I came to work with Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). The brief tracing of my own biography will highlight theoretical and methodological milestones. I will then discuss my current work, with colleagues, on approaches to investigating and improving the learning of professionals who are…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Social Isolation, Professional Development, Research Methodology
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Elbers, Ed – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Developmental research and educational practice involve conversations between children and adults. The conversational aspects of these situations have rarely been occasions for reflection. Discrepancies between the child's expectations and the adult's intentions can lead to misunderstanding, for example, at school or during a research interview.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Play, Educational Research
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Elliott, Julian – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Noting the attractions of self-report questionnaires and surveys to those engaged in educational research, this article discusses some of the problems that can arise from their injudicious use. It is argued that the potentially misleading nature of findings from such approaches is particularly highlighted when mixed methodologies are employed.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Programs, Research Methodology, Locus of Control
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Cuskelly, Monica; Zhang, Airong; Hayes, Alan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
The performance of 25 children with Down syndrome (DS) on delay of gratification tasks was compared with that of mental age-matched typically developing children. DS children were significantly less able to delay gratification on two of the three tasks. Results raise questions about using mental age as the method for matching children with DS and…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Down Syndrome, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Roberts, Clare; Mazzucchelli, Trevor; Taylor, Kelly; Reid, Rosine – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article makes the case for early intervention with young children with both developmental and behavioral problems. It cites intervention research that supports the effectiveness of parent management training and the use of applied behavior analysis, but recognizes the need for randomized controlled trials with adequate follow-up and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Roberts, Clare M.; Lindsell, Janina S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Investigation of determinants of 143 intermediate grade children's attitudes and behavioral intentions toward peers with physical disabilities found that the children's own attitudes toward inclusion of peers was the strongest predictor of behavioral intentions, though attitudes of teachers, principals, and parents were also significant…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Childhood Attitudes, Disabilities
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Hur, Jane – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
A review of the research on parent training programs for parents with intellectual disabilities found that, of 10 studies, 8 applied single-subject designs, two used quantitative methods, one examined basic child-care skills training, 2 examined decision making in child rearing, 5 were about safety, and 3 addressed the mother-child interaction.…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Parents with Disabilities
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Duker, Pieter C.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1996
This report describes a database, Database Problem Behavior, which provides professionals in the area of problem behaviors and developmental disabilities with accessible information beyond their own disciplines. The current machine-readable database encompasses 885 empirical studies on the functional analysis and behavioral and pharmacological…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Science Research, Databases
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Bleszynska, Krystyna – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study examined the attitudes and values of 47 able-bodied, 36 blind, and 44 wheelchair-using individuals toward various aspects of marriage including love, sexual life, parenthood, and infidelity. No significant differences were found in attitudes and views among groups. All valued marriage and family life highly and had similar expectations.…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blindness, Family Life, Marriage
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Bashford, Louise; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
In the context of producing academic research that is more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities, this article proposes publishing academic papers with a "parallel text" which would both provide a simplified version but also facilitate access to the main document. Background research on the idea of parallel texts and technical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Difficulty Level, Mental Retardation, Readability
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Lorsbach, Thomas C.; Ewing, Roseanne H. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
Thirty-six learning disabled (LD) and 36 nondisabled children (mean age = 12) were presented with sentences under either of 2 conditions and then given a recognition and source attribution task. The study concluded that, though LD children did not differ in recognition performance, results did suggest that children with LD possess a general…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Learning Disabilities
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Raphael, Dennis; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1996
A conceptual model of quality of life, developed at the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto (Canada), and associated instrumentation for collecting data from persons with developmental disabilities are presented. Results from a preliminary study with 41 participants support the reliability and validity of the model's…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals)
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Chambers, Shirley M.; Kay, Russell W. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This review of research on the social integration of children with disabilities in mainstreaming programs addresses the problems of generalizing findings to other groups of children, use of simplistic measuring techniques, limited evidence supporting the use of multivariate statistical procedures, and interpretation of treatment effects.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Mainstreaming
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