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Gadd, Murray; Berthen, Diana; Lundgren, Lars – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This inquiry investigates whether effective implementation of pedagogical actions closely associated with strong engagement and greater than expected learning gains in writing by typically developing students apply similarly to engagement and gains in writing by students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (ID). It was undertaken in…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement
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Klang, Nina; Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes; Hansson, Susanne; Bengtsson, Karin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusion agenda has influenced education systems around the world, resulting in better access to mainstream education for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). While numerous studies have compared outcomes of pupils with SEN in mainstream and special educational settings, research on the specific characteristics of these settings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Backman, Ylva; Gardelli, Teodor; Gardelli, Viktor; Strömberg, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The high prevalence of brain injury incidents in adolescence and adulthood demands effective models for re-learning lost cognitive abilities. Impairment in brain injury survivors' higher-level cognitive functions is common and a negative predictor for long-term outcome. We conducted two small-scale interventions (N = 12; 33.33% female) with…
Descriptors: Brain, Injuries, Cognitive Ability, Adolescents
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Linertová, Renata; González-Guadarrama, Javier; Serrano-Aguilar, Pedro; Posada-De-la-Paz, Manuel; Péntek, Márta; Iskrov, Georgi; Ballester, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Inclusive education of disabled students has been promoted in European disability policies. However, the transition process from more segregated system is slow. The purpose of this study was to provide an insight about different types of schooling of disabled children affected by a rare disease across Europe and to evaluate their and caregivers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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Lundquist Wanneberg, Pia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were used to examine the influence of riding on the identity construction of people with disabilities. The 15 participants, three men and 12 women, were between 15 and 65 years old and have various physical disabilities. The data analysis derives from identity theory, a social-psychological theory that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Therapy, Horses
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Sandberg, Anette; Lillvist, Anne; Eriksson, Lilly; Bjorck-Akesson, Eva; Granlund, Mats – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This study investigates the definitions of the construct "young children in need of special support" given by preschool staff in Sweden in 540 preschool units. The study has a mixed-methods design based on qualitative analysis of an open-ended question and quantitative analysis of questionnaire responses. The results reveal two general…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Definitions, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Fellenius, Kerstin; Ek, Ulla; Jacobson, Lena – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
Four children with cerebral visual impairment caused by periventricular leukomalacia were followed for two years during their process of learning to read in mainstream classes. Two of the children were offered both Braille and print reading as reading media. The other two children read ordinary print without special teaching. Differences in…
Descriptors: Braille, Cerebral Palsy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries