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Riany, Yulina Eva; Cuskelly, Monica; Meredith, Pamela – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Cultural beliefs about parenting have an important influence on parenting behaviours, including considerations about appropriate ways to parent children with autism. Although Indonesia has one of the largest and most ethnically diverse populations in the world, little is known about cultural beliefs regarding children with autism within Indonesian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Child Rearing, Autism
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Morgan, Michelle F.; Moni, Karen B.; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
There is limited information about specific research constructs developed by adults with intellectual disability in undertaking research despite increasing involvement in research "with" rather than "on" these individuals. Participatory research was used with three young adults with intellectual disability to collaboratively…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Mental Retardation, Research Skills, Cooperation
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Gilmore, Linda; Cuskelly, Monica; Browning, Melissa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The main purpose of the current study was to provide empirical evidence to support or refute assumptions of phenotypic deficits in motivation for children with Down syndrome (DS). Children with moderate intellectual disability (MID) associated with etiologies other than DS were recruited in an extension of a previous study that involved children…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders, Mastery Learning, Learning Motivation
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Su, Hui; Cuskelly, Monica; Gilmore, Linda; Sullivan, Karen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study examined the applicability of the four-factor structure of the short form of the Community Living Attitudes Scale-Intellectual Disability (CLAS-ID) in China, using a sample of 325 Chinese community members. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the original structure of the short form of the CLAS-ID did not adequately fit the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Rowbotham, Michelle; Carroll, Annemaree; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
To date, there have been few studies of mothers' and fathers' roles in caring for their adult children with intellectual disabilities. The present study investigated the care-giving roles of mother and father couples caring for their adult offspring with an intellectual disability, their psychological health, and the demands and satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Caring, Mothers, Mental Retardation, Depression (Psychology)
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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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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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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Jennifer; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
Knowledge about Down syndrome and attitudes toward the inclusion of children with Down syndrome were examined in 2,053 community members and 538 experienced teachers. Both groups displayed reasonably accurate knowledge. However, they significantly underestimated life expectancy. Around 20% of each group believed the regular classroom was the best…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Down Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harland, Penelope; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A study explored responsibilities and concerns of six young adults in relation to their brother/sister with vision and hearing disabilities. Although mothers were the primary care takers, siblings played an important, secondary role. Siblings expressed guilt about being unable to take a more active role and were aware of future demands. (Contains…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Caregiver Child Relationship, Coping, Family Relationship
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Gunn, Pat; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1991
Behavioral ratings by mothers and teachers of 94 children with Down's Syndrome (between 8 and 14 years of age) indicated general support for the amiable personality stereotype, but ratings of low persistence were associated with maternal impressions of difficulty. There was little agreement between mothers and teachers regarding individual child…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Children, Downs Syndrome
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Cuskelly, Monica; Zhang, Airong; Gilmore, Linda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
Discusses the importance of teaching children with Down syndrome self-regulation, particularly the capacity to delay gratification and mastery motivation. Research findings in these two areas are described, including the role of maternal interaction in the development of mastery motivation. Future research needs are highlighted. (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Delay of Gratification, Downs Syndrome, Mothers
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Cuskelly, Monica; Hayes, Alan; Chant, David – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
Forty-five Australian families with children with Down syndrome and 88 comparison families provided information about their children's behavior problems and involvement in household tasks. For the brothers of children with Down syndrome, significant negative correlations between household tasks and behavior problems were found on fathers' reports.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Coping, Downs Syndrome