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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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Sproul, Janene; Ledger, Susan; MacCallum, Judith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Technological developments allow students to access visual information from digital devices as small as phones or as large as whiteboards. Education technology research and policy typically address the software product, yet little research has focused on optimal viewing parameters or the impact it has on student users. Students with light…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Needs
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher; Arnold, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The sources of anxiety for a sample of 132 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated from standardised scales and verbal responses to a series of open-ended questions asked to them and their mothers. As well as using parametric statistics to test for effects on standardised scales, verbal responses were analysed via NVivo…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Anxiety
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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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Nankervis, Karen; Ashman, Adrian; Weekes, Alysia; Carroll, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
A high proportion of adults with intellectual disability (ID) who live in supported accommodation (i.e. group homes) engage in challenging behaviours (CB). A lack of engagement in meaningful activity, social isolation, communication difficulties, and boredom can be triggers for challenging behaviour. There is a small body of literature on…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Group Homes, Behavior Problems
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Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony; Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Dorovolomo, Jeremy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Sport has been demonstrably linked to health particularly through community-based education and development programmes. However, research continues to identify low participation rates of people with a disability in sport. Programmes to address the participation of people with a disability in sport can be challenging, particularly in locations in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Danielle; Webster, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study sought to describe factors impacting the success of students with ASD in university programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather both the students' personal perspectives of their university experience and the perspectives of a significant person in their life. An interpretative phenomenological approach was utilised…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Phenomenology
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Lambert, David C.; Dryer, Rachel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study examined how learning challenges encountered within online learning environments affected the quality of life of students with learning disability. A qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with eight students (mean[subscript age] = 33.75 years; SD = 8.15), revealed that learning challenges had consequences…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, College Students, Learning Disabilities, Online Courses
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Ashburner, Jill K.; Bobir, Natasha I.; van Dooren, Kate – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
After leaving school, young people with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social, educational and employment participation. A post-school transition programme underpinned by individualised case management, where mentees are guided to complete self-selected projects by mentors with multimedia skills, was evaluated using a qualitative…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Program Evaluation
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The validity, reliability and factor structure of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Checklist-Revised (ASDBC-R) were measured in a sample of 140 boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged between 6 and 18 years. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was satisfactory and the ASDBC-R significantly correlated with the Social Responsiveness…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Planning, Test Validity
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Opie, Jill – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The inclusion and equity of mainstream education for Australian students with vision impairment was considered in this phenomenological study of seven students' experiences. Using Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis, the theme of technology was viewed as significant. Participants revealed a combination of ineffective technology for accessing…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Foreign Countries
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Analysis of previous research has indicated that restricting the amount of equipment available may be a practical strategy to facilitate peer interaction in childcare, but a disadvantage is a possible increase in aggressive behaviour. An alternative approach is manipulating the variety of activities while holding the quantity and type of equipment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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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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Bentley-Williams, Robyn; Grima-Farrell, Christine; Long, Janette; Laws, Cath – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Since the introduction of anti-discrimination legislation including Australian Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 and the Disability Standards of Education, 2005, there is an increasing demand on all schools to cater effectively for more students with disabilities within an inclusive school community context. This investigation explored a…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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