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Alloway, Tracy; Lepere, Alexus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The aim of the present study was to investigate sustained attention and working memory in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as this issue has not been widely investigated in this population. Children with ASD were age-matched with children diagnosed with dyslexia based on standardised reading assessments. All children were administered…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Short Term Memory, Children, Autism
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Maas, Christene – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
As children with autism spectrum disorder become adults, social participation continues to be an area of need. Within creative arts, there is a growing body of literature about the use of theatre arts, improvisational theatre, and improvisational techniques as a way to address social participation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intervention
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Dolva, Anne-Stine; Kleiven, Jo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The domains of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) cover self-care, mobility and social function. Employing this inventory as an operational definition of functional performance of everyday life activities, this performance in an age-cohort of children with Down syndrome (DS) was measured at ages 5, 7 (n = 43) and 14 (n = 38).…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Daily Living Skills, Down Syndrome, Young Children
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Braun, Alisha M. B.; Naami, Augustina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This article examines the experiences of students with mobility disabilities accessing higher education institutions in the Accra metropolis of Ghana. To capture the accessibility issues that people with disabilities encounter in their daily lives as postsecondary students first hand, this study used PhotoVoice methodology, which uses a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Experience, Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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Erasmus, Sumari; Kritzinger, Alta; Van der Linde, Jeannie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Late identification of children with ASD remains a concern. Due to limited research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as South Africa (SA), the early management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be further explored. The aim was to describe the demographic characteristics and early management of ASD that may influence…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Shudong; Xia, Xuenan; Li, Fei; Chen, Chunhui; Zhao, Libo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
In order to address the problem of the underlying mechanism of mathematics learning disability (MLD), in the current research, we investigated the visual and auditory perceptions of elementary school children with visual and auditory MLD from the first to fourth grade. We found that children with visual mathematics learning disability (VMLD) and…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Auditory Perception, Perception Tests, Perceptual Impairments
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Charitaki, Garyfalia; Soulis, Spyridon-Georgios; Tyropoli, Rafailia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Research on Academic Self-Regulation (ASR) of students with ASD has shown that their inability to regulate is associated with a general functional and developmental dysregulation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the behavioral and general adjustment of students with ASD, specifically in responding to the academic requirements of a typical…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Control, Student Behavior
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Lamptey, De-Lawrence; Cagliostro, Elaine; Srikanthan, Dilakshan; Hong, Sukyoung; Dief, Sandy; Lindsay, Sally – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study assessed the extent to which an adapted robotics programme fostered interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among children with disabilities. This study included pre- and post-programme surveys. The sample involved 57 children with disabilities who participated in an adapted robotics programme held in a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Assistive Technology, Robotics, Programming
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Tristani, Lauren; Tomasone, Jennifer; Gainforth, Heather; Bassett-Gunter, Rebecca – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Quality inclusive physical activity (PA) programmes have demonstrated vast benefits for individuals with (e.g.) and without disabilities. For example, among people with disabilities, PA participation is related to enhanced social inclusion, reduced risk for secondary health conditions, optimised physical functioning, and improved overall…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Students with Disabilities, Student Participation
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Chen, Chih-Hsuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The purpose of this research is to investigate the current situation of and the relationship between self-stigma, psychosocial crisis and mental health among college students with disabilities. This study was cross-sectional and quantitative in design. Four hundred and two college students with disabilities participated and psychometric tools were…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Students, Mental Health, Self Concept
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Barr, Frances; Mavropoulou, Sofia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The present study aimed to explore which instructional methods are used in inclusive classrooms for teaching mathematics to students with mild intellectual disability (ID) and whether individualised accommodations can influence their learning. The action research project involved five adolescent participants with mild ID and three maths teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mild Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Cen-Yagiz, Suzan; Aytac, Berna – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The current study aimed to assess the influence of learning disability (LD) symptoms on mother-child relationships using a multiple-informant approach. Children with LD aged between 7 and 14 (N = 90), their mothers, and teachers participated in the study. Mothers completed a sociodemographic information form, the Parent-Child Relationship Scale,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Children
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Rodriguez, Jacqueline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Perceptions of inclusive education in schools operated by the Jordan field of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East were explored through multiple embedded case studies. Each of the three schools examined included a student with a special educational need. The study was framed by a theoretical model of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Ballantyne, Carrie; Gillespie-Smith, Karri; Wilson, Claire – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Teacher knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) plays a key role in the successful inclusion of children with the disorder in public schools. It therefore becomes important to understand what impacts upon teachers' knowledge of ASD. As such, we aimed to investigate the role of experience and culture on teachers' knowledge of ASD. Public…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level, Teaching Experience
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Rothou, Kyriakoula M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The study explored the inflectional morphological awareness of Greek-speaking poor comprehenders identified in grade 3. The sample consisted of 13 poor comprehenders and 27 good comprehenders. The poor comprehenders were selected from 126 children attended 19 primary schools in metropolitan area of Athens using a cut-off-based approach. All the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Greek, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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