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Dolva, Anne-Stine; Kleiven, Jo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The domains of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) cover self-care, mobility and social function. Employing this inventory as an operational definition of functional performance of everyday life activities, this performance in an age-cohort of children with Down syndrome (DS) was measured at ages 5, 7 (n = 43) and 14 (n = 38).…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Daily Living Skills, Down Syndrome, Young Children
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Lamptey, De-Lawrence; Cagliostro, Elaine; Srikanthan, Dilakshan; Hong, Sukyoung; Dief, Sandy; Lindsay, Sally – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study assessed the extent to which an adapted robotics programme fostered interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among children with disabilities. This study included pre- and post-programme surveys. The sample involved 57 children with disabilities who participated in an adapted robotics programme held in a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Assistive Technology, Robotics, Programming
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Sefotho, Maximus Monaheng – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to explore career construction of a man with dysarthria and how he resiled to the golden age of 50 despite disability and illiteracy. Through a qualitative idiographic case study, three members of Seithati's family were interviewed: the mother, a sister and a brother. The interpretative phenomenological analysis was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Males, Articulation Impairments
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Chen, Pei-Hua; Liu, Ting-Wei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study explored the dynamic effects between fathers and mothers' education levels on the language outcomes of Mandarin-speaking preschoolers with hearing loss who had received early intervention in Taiwan. Data was collected using the revised preschooler language assessment from 113 children with hearing loss; the children in this study were…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Mandarin Chinese, Preschool Children
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Peter, Dimity; Knabe, Barbara; Alem, Sarah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The purpose of this research was to explore the educational experiences of women with disabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This study analysed interviews from women with disabilities who have successfully negotiated the educational system in the KSA and highlights the participants' skills/abilities and connections while at the same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Females, Students with Disabilities
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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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Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Helseth, Sølvi; Andenaes, Randi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate trends and explanatory factors for socio-economic inequalities associated with disability during the transition to young adulthood. A sample of 2606 participants (56% females and 44% males) was prospectively followed from adolescence to young adulthood. Disability status, age, gender, mental health problems,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Altinbas, Orkun; Tokel, Aytac; Dagli, Gokmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to enable teachers to evaluate the crisis management skills of the administrators in terms of school development. The study has been carried out on a sample group consisting of 376 teachers (sample) working in 10 secondary schools and high schools. The study is a survey research based on the use of a quantitative method.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrators, Crisis Management, Secondary Schools
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Bastas, Meryem; Altinay, Zehra – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of the research study aims to evaluate human resource management policies and strategies in higher education practices. As this research relies on qualitative nature, self report was conducted in order to gain experiences of research participants about human resources management process. In addition to this, maximum variation was conducted…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Porter, Noriko; Loveland, Katherine A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Parents of children with autism experience elevated stress that may be influenced by specific characteristics of the child and parent, including cultural norms and beliefs about parenting. However, there is little research on families of children with autism from cultural perspectives. The purpose of this integrative review is to identify factors…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
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Alabbas, Norah Abdullah; Miller, Darcy E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities can face challenges during typical daily routines. Assistive technology can be used to address the problems encountered during typical routines, yet the competence of caregivers of children with these disabilities in using assistive technology varies. This study was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assistive Technology, Disabilities
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Mutanga, Oliver – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, few students with disabilities progress to higher education. This is mostly due to avoidable barriers they face as they navigate different educational structures from lower levels. Even for those few students who make it to higher education, they continue to face challenges. A qualitative study was carried out at the University of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Hu, Bi Ying; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Zhang, Chun; Fan, Xitao; Zhu, Jieling – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study aims to explore Chinese parents' understanding about the importance and feasibility of quality pre-school inclusion and how these beliefs are affected by their levels of education and the types of disabilities in the Chinese socio-cultural and policy contexts. Findings support parents are highly supportive of the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Beliefs, Parent Attitudes
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Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony; Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Dorovolomo, Jeremy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Sport has been demonstrably linked to health particularly through community-based education and development programmes. However, research continues to identify low participation rates of people with a disability in sport. Programmes to address the participation of people with a disability in sport can be challenging, particularly in locations in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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