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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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Green, Katherine; Robbins, Sandra; Varga, Mary; Head, Cynthia; Davis, Erin; Houze, Whitney – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
In the United States, preschool teachers report behaviour management as one of the greatest challenges when educating young children. Teachers consistently feel unprepared to meet the needs of children with persistent challenging behaviours. Unfortunately, the issue affects more than just preschool teachers. Behaviour issues that emerge in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers
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Cole-Lade, Gretchen M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Pre-service teacher education programmes should systematically plan to increase the PST's understanding of how to meet the needs of the 13% of the children with disabilities in the general education classroom and develop skills and strategies to support children with disabilities and their families. Reading inclusion literature, non-fiction…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Students with Disabilities
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Sulek, Rhylee; Trembath, David; Paynter, Jessica; Keen, Deb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may have additional needs in the classroom, resulting from delays in their development of critical school readiness skills, which include following directions and attending to tasks. Consequently, empirically supported strategies targeting these skills have been developed, yet there is evidence to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Students with Disabilities
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Davies, Michael; Elliott, Stephen; Frey, Jennifer; Cooper, Greta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Short term experimental studies by DiPerna and colleagues have demonstrated the efficacy of the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) to measure and improve the social skills and academic functioning of students from Preparatory year to Grade 3 and to decrease problem behaviours. This longitudinal school-led project applied the multi-tiered…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Social Emotional Learning, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Sperafico, Yasmini Lais; Pisacco, Nelba Maria; Corso, Luciana; Rohde, Luís Augusto; Dorneles, Beatriz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study compared the effects of a combined intervention of working memory (WM) and arithmetic reasoning (AR) vs WM intervention alone on the arithmetic reasoning performance of students with ADHD. Third- and fourth-grade elementary school students (n = 46) completed measures for AR, mathematical calculations, and WM. Participants were…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Short Term Memory, Arithmetic
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Feniger-Schaal, Rinat; Citron, Atay; Mittlelberg, Esti; Ben Eli, Yuval – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
In recent years, there is growing evidence for the efficacy of medical clowning as a para-medical profession. In the present study, we explored the possibility of expanding the work of medical clowns into the special education system, hypothesising that medical clowns can contribute to the development of socio-emotional abilities of children with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Kindergarten, Young Children, Intervention
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Stone-Macdonald, Angi; Fettig, Angel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
In Tanzania, many people are not aware of the concept of learning disabilities. Parents and teachers often do not realise that children who do poorly in school and do not have visible disabilities, could still have a disability that is causing their poor school performance. This paper presents the results of a research and service project to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 1, Mild Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Soojung; Park, Eun-Young; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of school-based interventions for improving disability awareness and attitudes towards disability of students without disabilities in Kindergarten through secondary school grades in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). A total of 20 studies published between 2001 and 2017 were…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Leong, Che Kan; Tse, Shek; Ki, Wing; Loh, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The present study aimed at developing young children's knowledge of the structure and function of orthographic components of Chinese characters and words. Grade 2, eight-year-old Chinese children (N = 541) were taught a twelve-week training programme in two quasi experimental conditions: analytic and synthetic approach (ASA), and integrated…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Memorization, Drills (Practice)
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Hu, Bi Ying; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Zhang, Chun; Fan, Xitao; Zhu, Jieling – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study aims to explore Chinese parents' understanding about the importance and feasibility of quality pre-school inclusion and how these beliefs are affected by their levels of education and the types of disabilities in the Chinese socio-cultural and policy contexts. Findings support parents are highly supportive of the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Beliefs, Parent Attitudes
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Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The role of empathy in the teaching profession has been vastly investigated in relation to its effect on students, but research on how teachers' empathy affects their own well-being at work is limited. This study investigated empathy and instructional assignment-related stress factors of primary school teachers serving in general or special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Predictor Variables, Stress Variables
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Mazer, Barbara; Dion, Karyne; Moryoussef, Aguy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities require coordinated services to optimise transition into school. This study compared type, frequency and approach to service utilisation for children with primary language impairment transitioning from rehabilitation to the educational system, and examined parent satisfaction. Parents responded to a telephone…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Language Impairments, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Farrell, Genevieve; De Bortoli, Tania; Lyons, Gordon; Hinchey, Frank; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Baker, Fran; Fairfax, Warren – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
High-quality early childhood education is a vital experience for young children with and without disabilities. Social and communication experiences in the context of play represent a core curriculum that sets a foundation for later learning and participation. Using a new self-report instrument, this article describes data collected in a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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