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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 – 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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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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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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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Hind, Kristie; Larkin, Rebecca; Dunn, Andrew K. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This study used a mixed methods approach to determine mainstream teachers' attitudes towards inclusion of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) considering the influence of age, experience, qualifications and the support they receive. The study further considered whether there was a link between attitudes and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Brawn, Gabrielle; Porter, Melanie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Literature on the level of adaptive functioning and relative strengths and weaknesses in functioning of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) was reviewed. The electronic databases PsycINFO, PubMed, Expanded Academic, Web of Science, Scopus and ProQuest were searched electronically for relevant articles and dissertations using the search terms…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adjustment (to Environment), Congenital Impairments, Genetic Disorders
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Kim, Eunha; Hwang, Jowon; Park, Sukyoung – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study examined how child problem behaviour could be related to maternal Hwa-Byung (HB; Korean culture syndrome, meaning "anger illness") among Korean mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Acceptance of disabilities and parenting stress were tested as mediators for the relationship between child problem behaviour and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mothers, Children
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The validity, reliability and factor structure of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Checklist-Revised (ASDBC-R) were measured in a sample of 140 boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged between 6 and 18 years. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was satisfactory and the ASDBC-R significantly correlated with the Social Responsiveness…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Planning, Test Validity
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Kassah, Bente Lilljan Lind; Kassah, Alexander Kwesi; Phillips, Deborah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Even though Ghana has embraced international calls for mainstream education, many children with intellectual disabilities still receive education in segregated special schools. This article discusses the views of seven informants on the importance of special schools in Ghana. After securing the consent of our informants, we conducted in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Special Schools, Children
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Moore, Adam M.; Clapham, Emily D.; Deeney, Theresa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This qualitative study was designed to understand parents' perceptions of their children's participation in an inclusive surf therapy programme in the United States. Ten parents and one caregiver were interviewed about theirs and their children's experience in the surf programme. Parent discussions centred on the child, parent/caregiver,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Haegele, Justin A.; Lee, Jihyun; Chang, Seung Ho – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
A preliminary study was conducted to investigate the physical activity status of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related demographic characteristics. Thirty-four parents completed the IPAQ-S and demographic survey. Mean metabolic equivalent-minutes per week (MET-min/week) across participants was 3,371. Significant…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Edmonds, Casey Olivia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Emergency preparedness is a fast developing field of education driven by the numerous disasters worldwide with more recent notable examples including the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the US in 2001, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the London bombings in 2005, the earthquake in China in 2008, the Great East Japan…
Descriptors: Children, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Terrorism
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