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Heirweg, Sofie; Carette, Lieve; Ascari, Andrea; Van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Notwithstanding the benefits of studying or conducting an internship abroad, to date, students with disabilities hardly participate in international mobility programmes (IMPs). As little research has investigated the barriers to participation experienced by these students, the current study included the participation of 74 students with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Barriers, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities
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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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An, Sofiya; Chan, Chee Kai; Kaukenova, Botagoz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This qualitative study focuses on the changing system of professional care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. We have explored parents' experiences of caring for a child with ASD focusing on their perceptions of educational, health and social support services available to them in their communities. Focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Buchanan, Tom; LeMoyne, Terri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The intersection of helicopter parenting, gender, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is examined. Existing research on helicopter parenting focuses on negative consequences. Using a sample of students at a university in the mid southern United States (N = 287), we find that that helicopter parenting is negatively related to…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Gender Differences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Students
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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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González Cuenca, Antonia; Lavigne Cervan, Rocio; Prieto Cuberos, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The advance of new hearing technologies has generated high expectations regarding the development and learning of deaf children, but little research has been done on the language levels of this generation of deaf learners who receive education at the same pace as their hearing peers. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Language Proficiency, Expectation
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Callanan, John; Ronan, Kevin; Signal, Tania – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The Parent-Child Relationally Informed Early Intervention was developed from the clinical application of attachment theory. The premise is to expand the responsiveness of parents and clinicians working with children who have developmental delays. It was evaluated via four single case studies (children aged 18-months to 6 years) using an AB(A)…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Delays, Young Children, Parent Child Relationship
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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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Nikolic, Gordana; Cvijetic, Marija; Brankovic, Nataša; Ðordic, Dejan; Johnstone, Christopher – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to better understand the gaps between policy and practice in inclusive education for the Republic of Serbia. The study compared the academic achievement in Mathematics of comparable students with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) in the fifth and sixth grade who attend typical elementary schools and special schools. A…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Inclusion, Mathematics Achievement
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Puyaltó, Carolina; Pallisera, Maria – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises the right to independent living. Given the lack of studies carried out in Spain, the aim of this research is to explore the barriers and supports that people with intellectual disability (ID) themselves believe affect their exercising of this right. To this end, an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Barriers, Intellectual Disability
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Grobler, Hermanus B.; Wessels, Suzaan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Within the learner-teacher relationship, learners receive messages of who they are in the eyes of the teacher and in this way their self-configuration is shaped by the interactions with their teacher. To understand their self-configuration experiences it is important that their voices be heard regarding their own experiences within their…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Teacher Student Relationship, Self Concept, Student Experience
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Nunes, Debora; Walter, Catia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The effectiveness of using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is well documented in descriptive reviews and meta-analytic investigations published in international journals in the last decade. Most of these analyses include researches conducted in North-American or European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Samadi, Sayyed Ali; Nouparst, Zahra; Mohammad, Maryam Pourseid; Ghanimi, Farzaneh; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Training courses on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are required to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of children attending schools and care centers with a diagnosis of this condition internationally. A 14-day active learning course was developed based on three self-contained workshops which took place nationally in Iran over a 6 month…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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Vervloed, Mathijs P. J.; van den Broek, Ellen C. G.; van Eijden, Ans J. P. M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
A presumed setback in development between 16 and 27 months of age was studied by reviewing the literature on setback in development and longitudinal studies of children with blindness or visual impairment. The results showed that the period around the second year of life is a vulnerable period for these children, in which about 25-33% of the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Congenital Impairments
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Feniger-Schaal, Rinat; Citron, Atay; Mittlelberg, Esti; Ben Eli, Yuval – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
In recent years, there is growing evidence for the efficacy of medical clowning as a para-medical profession. In the present study, we explored the possibility of expanding the work of medical clowns into the special education system, hypothesising that medical clowns can contribute to the development of socio-emotional abilities of children with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Kindergarten, Young Children, Intervention
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