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Holopainen, Leena; Taipale, Airi; Savolainen, Hannu – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
In this study, the relationship between adolescents' difficulty in mathematics and reading and the influence on academic self-concept and school grades was examined. The participants (N = 585; 299 girls, 286 boys) were one age group of ninth-graders whose mathematics and reading skills were assessed at the end of comprehensive school at age…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Correlation
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Sidjaja, Fransisca Febriana; Newcombe, Peter Anthony; Irwanto; Sofronoff, Kate – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The best practice guidelines for assessing and diagnosing Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in developed countries present a challenge for health practitioners in developing countries where services are very limited. As a starting point to understand these challenges, the present study investigated the needs and practices of urban Indonesian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clinical Diagnosis, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Mazer, Barbara; Dion, Karyne; Moryoussef, Aguy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities require coordinated services to optimise transition into school. This study compared type, frequency and approach to service utilisation for children with primary language impairment transitioning from rehabilitation to the educational system, and examined parent satisfaction. Parents responded to a telephone…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Language Impairments, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Mulholland, Sarah M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that predominantly results in behaviours associated with hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention that are frequently not conducive to successful learning and academic performance. Children who display these behaviours often require extra assistance, adjustments, and accommodations in…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Legislation, Student Rights, Definitions
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Kim, Kyung Mee; Shin, Yu Ri; Yu, Dong Chul; Kim, Dong Ki – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This study sets out to examine and understand the meaning of social inclusion for people with disabilities, as constructed by people with disabilities themselves. Focus group interviews with 34 people who have physical impairments, cerebral palsy, or hearing or visual impairments were conducted for the study. Using the data obtained from these…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Disabilities, Focus Groups, Physical Disabilities
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McLay, Laurie; Schäfer, Martina C. M.; van der Meer, Larah; Couper, Llyween; McKenzie, Emma; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Lancioni, Giulio E.; Marschik, Peter B.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Sutherland, Dean – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Identifying an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) method for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might be informed by comparing their performance with, and preference for, a range of communication modalities. Towards this end, the present study involved two children with ASD who were taught to request the continuation of toy…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Children
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Hilton, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Apert syndrome is a rare condition, with a birth prevalence of approximately one in 65,000. This article provides an up-to-date review of the literature on Apert syndrome from a variety of perspectives, ranging from surgical management to personal accounts. The purpose of the review is to provide a holistic description of the syndrome which should…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Children
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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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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Farrell, Genevieve; De Bortoli, Tania; Lyons, Gordon; Hinchey, Frank; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Baker, Fran; Fairfax, Warren – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
High-quality early childhood education is a vital experience for young children with and without disabilities. Social and communication experiences in the context of play represent a core curriculum that sets a foundation for later learning and participation. Using a new self-report instrument, this article describes data collected in a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Brydges, Colton; Mkandawire, Paul – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article examines the perceptions of inclusive education in Lagos, Nigeria, based upon in-depth interviews conducted with students with visual impairments during the month of July 2013. The results and discussions are situated within critical disability theory. Despite decades of inclusive education policies, the findings of the study show…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Visual Impairments, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Moy, Eloïse; Tardif, Carole; Tsao, Raphaele – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Handwriting is a skill that is constantly used in schools and in the workplace--two environments that are targeted in French legislation passed in 2005 on the integration of people with disabilities. The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive factors for handwriting speed and quality in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Adolescents, Adults, Down Syndrome
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Cheong, Janice M. Y.; Walker, Zachary M.; Rosenblatt, Kara – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Mathematics is an important aspect of daily life. Basic numeracy skills are needed to accomplish everyday tasks. However, research regarding the relationship between cognitive ability, mental age, and basic numeracy skills for children with intellectual disability (ID) is scarce. This research study investigated the correlation between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Siebert, Erin A.; Hamm, Jessica; Yun, Joonkoo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify parental influences on physical activity behaviours of children with disabilities. One hundred and forty-eight parents of children with disabilities responded to a survey about factors related to parent and child physical activity, parental support and belief in their child's abilities regarding physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Influence, Children, Physical Activity Level
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The association between aberrant behaviour and depression was examined in a sample of 150 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder via parent ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Major Depressive Disorder subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4-D). Although several subscales of the ABC were significantly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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