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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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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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Katsarou, Dimitra; Andreou, Georgia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Children with Down syndrome (DS) present language deficits in all linguistic domains and their language development lags behind that of typically developing children. However, their receptive language skills appear to be better than their productive in all linguistic domains. Research on bilingual children with DS is limited, but has shown that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Bilingualism, Language
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Mavrogianni, Theoni; Lampropoulou, Venetta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine fathers' involvement with their deaf children, and to compare it with the involvement of fathers of children with other disabilities and of typical children. A sample of 172 fathers of preschool-aged children participated in the study. Of these, 25 had deaf children, 23 had children with intellectual…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Deafness, Comparative Analysis
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Papadopoulos, Konstantinos; Papakonstantinou, Doxa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine the association between social support from friends and depression in young adults with visual impairments. Forty young adults with visual impairments, ranging in age from 18 to 40 years, completed the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-I) and a self-developed social support questionnaire. Significant…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Support Groups, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults
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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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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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Papadopoulou, D.; Malliou, P.; Kofotolis, N.; Vlachopoulos, S. P.; Kellis, E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine parental perceptions about Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of typical education and special education students in Greece. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) was administered to the parents of 251 children from typical schools, 46 students attending integration classes (IC) within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Quality of Life, Special Education
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Loukisas, Theodoros D.; Papoudi, Despina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Autism occupies a prominent place in scientific research both as a medical and as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Autism is studied as a disorder and a diagnostic label, as an experience of people with autism, their parents and their supporters, and finally as a disability related to stigma and rejection. The purpose of this article is to describe…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Development
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota; Didaskalou, Eleni – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The acquisition of appropriate social skills is considered critical for a person's social development and personal well-being. This consideration is far more crucial in the area of inclusive education, where the development of social skills in children with SEN has been associated with academic progress, social inclusion and successful transition…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Skill Development, Disabilities
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Stavroussi, Panayiota; Andreou, Georgia; Karagiannopoulou, Dimitra – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine verbal fluency and verbal short-term memory in 12 adults with Down syndrome (DS) and 12 adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) of unspecified origin, matched for receptive vocabulary and chronological age. Participants' performance was assessed on two conditions of a verbal fluency test, namely, semantic…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Verbal Communication, Language Skills, Down Syndrome
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Fyssa, Aristea – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study observed the extent to which teachers supported the inclusion of children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms and involved monitoring 52 mainstream preschool settings in Greece. The association between programme quality, context and teacher characteristics was also tested. Findings showed that the quality of inclusion ranged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education
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Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
In the literature concerning Greek special education teachers, there is little evidence regarding the perceived levels of burnout, job satisfaction, and job-related stress factors. The present study focused on the above issues. A sample of 127 Greek special education teachers at the primary school level was tested with the Maslach Burnout…
Descriptors: Promotion (Occupational), Job Satisfaction, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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Nikolaraizi, Magda; Kumar, Poonam; Favazza, Paddy; Sideridis, Georgios; Koulousiou, Dafni; Riall, Ann – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
This study explores children's attitudes toward individuals with special needs in Greece and in the United States. A total of 196 kindergarten-age children participated in the study. Children's attitudes were examined using the "Acceptance Scale for Kindergartners-Revised" (ASK-R) and were further explored with the use of an open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Young Children, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Argyrakouli, Effi; Zafiropoulou, Maria – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study examined the self-esteem of 50 mothers of children with intellectual disabilities living in central Greece and 50 similar mothers of non-disabled children. Results indicated significantly lower self-esteem for mothers of children with intellectual disabilities. The best predictor of positive maternal self-esteem in the disabled group…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Size