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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Analysis of previous research has indicated that restricting the amount of equipment available may be a practical strategy to facilitate peer interaction in childcare, but a disadvantage is a possible increase in aggressive behaviour. An alternative approach is manipulating the variety of activities while holding the quantity and type of equipment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
There has been limited research on the effects of spatial density on the social interaction of preschool children, particularly those with disabilities. Further, findings of existing studies need to be viewed cautiously due to a number of methodological difficulties including contrived small groupings of children and atypical intervention…
Descriptors: Play, Intervention, Delayed Speech, Disabilities
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
The effects of spatial density as a setting event on the social interaction of preschool children were examined in this review. A specific interest was the potential application of this setting event to children with special needs in inclusive settings. Twelve studies were examined revealing a range of methodological and technical difficulties in…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Children, Special Needs Students