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Favot, Kate; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine and refine an oral narrative intervention addressing personal narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe language impairment. A multiple baseline across participants design investigated the effect of the intervention on the macrostructure of personal narratives. Three…
Descriptors: Intervention, Personal Narratives, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This study provided an investigation of the knowledge, implementation and perspectives of Australian teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder regarding cognitive-behavioural approaches, using an anonymous survey. The sample of 270 New South Wales teachers reported a reasonable level of knowledge and implementation of strategies commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Leong, Han Ming; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
Sensory integration (SI) therapy is a controversial intervention used in intervention for children with disabilities that is popular in the United States. Little is known about the use of SI therapy for children with disabilities in educational centres in developing nations such as Malaysia. Supervisors and teachers from seven educational…
Descriptors: Evidence, Sensory Integration, Stimulation, Intervention
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This review examines the use of a cognitive-behavioural approach to anger management in children with special needs in community settings. Eighteen experimental studies involving a total of 408 children were located. The participants were mainly of high school age, with an IQ above 80, and with behavioural or emotional disorders. A moderate effect…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Emotional Disturbances, Special Needs Students, Psychological Patterns
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Stephenson, Jennifer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
Although many are critical of the uptake of unproven practices by teachers and families in their search for treatment for children with reading difficulties, there has been little examination of the specific conditions that persuade teachers and families to adopt such practices. This article traces the emergence and evolution of a particular meme,…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Case Studies, Family Influence