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Alloway, Tracy; Lepere, Alexus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The aim of the present study was to investigate sustained attention and working memory in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as this issue has not been widely investigated in this population. Children with ASD were age-matched with children diagnosed with dyslexia based on standardised reading assessments. All children were administered…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Short Term Memory, Children, Autism
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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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Erasmus, Sumari; Kritzinger, Alta; Van der Linde, Jeannie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Late identification of children with ASD remains a concern. Due to limited research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as South Africa (SA), the early management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be further explored. The aim was to describe the demographic characteristics and early management of ASD that may influence…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Shudong; Xia, Xuenan; Li, Fei; Chen, Chunhui; Zhao, Libo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
In order to address the problem of the underlying mechanism of mathematics learning disability (MLD), in the current research, we investigated the visual and auditory perceptions of elementary school children with visual and auditory MLD from the first to fourth grade. We found that children with visual mathematics learning disability (VMLD) and…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Auditory Perception, Perception Tests, Perceptual Impairments
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Cen-Yagiz, Suzan; Aytac, Berna – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The current study aimed to assess the influence of learning disability (LD) symptoms on mother-child relationships using a multiple-informant approach. Children with LD aged between 7 and 14 (N = 90), their mothers, and teachers participated in the study. Mothers completed a sociodemographic information form, the Parent-Child Relationship Scale,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Children
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Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Chiang, Ming-Shan; Lin, Zi-Jun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The present study aimed to evaluate whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were able to initiate requests for assistance by applying computer technology to the specific instructional procedure, which included behaviour chain interruption, time delay, prompting, and differential reinforcement. New software was developed in this study…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Skills
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher; Arnold, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The sources of anxiety for a sample of 132 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated from standardised scales and verbal responses to a series of open-ended questions asked to them and their mothers. As well as using parametric statistics to test for effects on standardised scales, verbal responses were analysed via NVivo…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Anxiety
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Alhuzail, Nuzha Allassad; Levinger, Miriam – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Israel Qualitative study of 20 hearing Bedouin mothers of children with hearing loss in the Negev found clear evidence of the impact of social perceptions on the mothers' quality of life. Primarily, the mothers drew a direct connection between the birth of a child with hearing loss and the phenomenon of polygamy, which is widespread and accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Children, Hearing Impairments
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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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Healy, Seán; Marchand, Geneviève – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
To effectively combat high levels of inactivity among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), scalable and sustainable methods of intervention are required. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of a web-based, parent-mediated physical activity intervention for thirteen children with ASD. The intervention, Project CHASE,…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Life Style, Autism
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Clark, Megan; Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Parent and Teacher perspectives of social skills, peer play and problem behaviours in school-age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated. Forty-three parents and 35 teachers of children with an ASD aged between 7 and 9 years completed the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS), reporting on the social skills and problem…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Play, 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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Ringer, Noam; Wilder, Jenny; Scheja, Max; Gustavsson, Anders – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This study investigates parents' lived experiences of having a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The aim was to explore parents' meaning-making processes in relation to their children's ADHD with a focus on understanding the impact that receiving a diagnosis had on the parents' perceptions of, and ways of…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parents, Children, Clinical Diagnosis
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Soltani, Amanallah; Mirhosseini, Sanaz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
General cognitive and specific number abilities that underlay arithmetic performance have been heavily investigated among typically developing students; however, the inquiry has rarely been applied to students with mild intellectual disability (MID). We examined whether domain-general cognitive abilities (i.e. working memory, processing speed, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Skills, Arithmetic, Performance Factors
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Tuedor, Marian; Franco, Fabia; White, Anthony; Smith, Serengul; Adams, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Multimedia computer programmes have been found to facilitate learning in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, the effectiveness of these resources is limited due to poor design or a lack of consideration of the ASD cognitive profile, particularly at the lower functioning end of the spectrum. This article attempts to tackle the…
Descriptors: Testing, Literacy, Children, Autism
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