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Schwab, Susanne; Wimberger, Tanja; Mamas, Christoforos – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Research indicates that children with hearing impairment are at higher risk regarding their social participation in school compared to their hearing peers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the social participation of 7th Grade students with hearing impairment in inclusive classrooms. Data from 62 7th Grade students across three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Student Participation, Peer Relationship
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Brydges, Colton; Mkandawire, Paul – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article examines the perceptions of inclusive education in Lagos, Nigeria, based upon in-depth interviews conducted with students with visual impairments during the month of July 2013. The results and discussions are situated within critical disability theory. Despite decades of inclusive education policies, the findings of the study show…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Visual Impairments, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Taneja Johansson, Shruti – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article explores stakeholders' awareness of autism and their perspectives on children with autism, in an urban Indian school context. Using an interpretive framework, the article draws on interview data from a study conducted in Kolkata. Findings indicated varying but limited awareness of autism among school staff. Teachers instead described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes
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Thurston, Allen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article presents a critical review of the literature surrounding the potential impact of undiagnosed and untreated vision impairment on reading development in the early years of primary school. Despite pre-school screening programmes, it is still possible for children to enter school with undiagnosed, uncorrected vision impairments. This can…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Young Children
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Leong, Che Kan; Ho, Man Koon – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
We trained 36 12-year-old Chinese students with reading disorders in the analysis, synthesis and integration of orthographic constituents of semantic and phonetic "bujians" (radicals); and also their writing (spelling and composing) skills. These target students were compared with 37 age-controls in a pre-test and post-test design on a…
Descriptors: Semantics, Test Construction, Reading Difficulties, Multivariate Analysis
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Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The present study compared psychological adjustment of 158 adolescents with vision impairment and 158 sighted adolescents with a matched-pair design using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Adolescent self-reports and teacher reports on emotional problems, peer problems, and total difficulties showed higher scores in students with…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Vik, Astrid Kristin; Lassen, Liv M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This article explores how 11 pupils with severe visual impairment cope with reading activities in inclusive Norwegian schools. All pupils received instruction in braille and print, and used an audio-text format. Having multiple reading options provided possibilities for pupils to achieve reading skills, but also generated stress. Theories of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Visual Impairments, Coping, Reading Skills