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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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Ballantyne, Carrie; Gillespie-Smith, Karri; Wilson, Claire – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Teacher knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) plays a key role in the successful inclusion of children with the disorder in public schools. It therefore becomes important to understand what impacts upon teachers' knowledge of ASD. As such, we aimed to investigate the role of experience and culture on teachers' knowledge of ASD. Public…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level, Teaching Experience
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Ringer, Noam – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
ADHD is a disability characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and difficulties maintaining attention. Despite extensive research on ADHD, the effects of existing treatments are moderate and inconsistent. Knowledge regarding children's and adolescents' everyday experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Adolescents, Knowledge Level
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Aujla, Imogen; Needham-Beck, Sarah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Little is known about the subjective wellbeing (SWB) of young dancers with disabilities and whether it changes over time. The aim of this study was to assess the SWB of young dancers with disabilities enrolled on an extracurricular inclusive talent development programme in the UK at two time points. Twenty-two young dancers completed the Personal…
Descriptors: Well Being, Dance, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries
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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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Spruin, Elizabeth; Abbott, Nicola; Holt, Nicole – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, families who care for a child or adolescent with disabilities have been found to experience high levels of maternal ill health, stress, depression and family breakdown. In extreme cases, children and adolescents may have to move away from their family to a permanent residential placement. A potentially more appropriate and cost-effective…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Respite Care, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Reynolds, Joel Michael; Kiuppis, Florian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Critics of the 'strong social model' of disability developed in the U.K. commonly claim that it focuses too one-sidedly on social oppression, thereby neglecting the role of individual impairment. In this theoretical article, we contrast that model with what we call the 'pathic model' of disability, which we characterise through the case of people…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Concept, Models, Power Structure
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Lindsay, Sally; Cagliostro, Elaine; Carafa, Gabriella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This review critically appraised the literature on disability disclosure and accommodations for youth with disabilities in post-secondary education (PSE). Systematic searches of 8 databases identified 36 studies meeting our inclusion criteria. These studies were analysed with respect to the characteristics of the participants, methodology, results…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students
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Lumsdaine, Sally; Thurston, Mhairi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health problems than their peers, yet the emotional well-being of this group is largely overlooked and there is scant literature about children with a mobility disability. This study examined the retrospective experiences of growing up with mobility disability. The sample…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Physical Disabilities, Children, At Risk Persons
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Boyd, Vic – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
For many students, impairments such as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, epilepsy, or diabetes have the potential to vary in intensity, and thus impact, on participation in learning activities and on self-perception/identity. This article considers some of the factors that may be of influence on the ways in which students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Thurston, Mhairi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The challenges of social inclusion and access to the curriculum facing students with visual impairment in schools are well documented. The refreshed UK Vision Strategy (2013) seeks to improve education for students with vision impairment. In order to do this, it is important to understand how students with visual impairment experience education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Congenital Impairments
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Dillenburger, Karola; McKerr, Lyn; Jordan, Julie-Ann – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder have risen dramatically over the past few decades (now estimated at 1:50 children). The estimated total annual cost to the public purse in the United States is US$137 billion, with an individual lifetime cost in the United Kingdom estimated at between £0.8 million and £1.23 million depending on the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Evidence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Roe, Joao; Rogers, Sue; Donaldson, Marion; Gordon, Clare; Meager, Nathan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We would describe teaching literacy through braille as one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the role of a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI). This article focuses on teaching literacy through braille in mainstream settings whilst promoting inclusion and meeting the social-emotional needs of children who use braille.…
Descriptors: Braille, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Mainstreaming
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Gee, Susan B.; Croucher, Matthew J.; Beveridge, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures is routinely used in mental health services in the New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. However, the psychometric properties of the HoNOS65+ for elderly people have not been extensively evaluated. The aim of the present study was to examine the validity, reliability, and…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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