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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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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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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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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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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This study examined teachers' self-efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. The study implemented a quantitative descriptive design. Analyses were conducted using three stages: Cronbach's alpha, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis of variance. The findings indicated that teachers had a good level of confidence in their ability to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Clipa, Otilia; Mata, Liliana; Lazar, Iuliana – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to elaborate a scale to measure In-service Teachers' Attitudes about Inclusive Education (ITAIE). The 18-item scale was developed using a sample of 264 in-service teachers. Factor analysis indicated five categories: 1) the psychosocial competences of teachers, (2) the psycho-pedagogical advantages of the inclusive…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Competencies
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Yildiz, Ramazan; Yildiz, Ayse; Gucuyener, Kivilcim; Soysal Acar, Azime Sebnem; Elbasan, Bulent – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Minor neurological dysfunction (MND) has been associated with learning, cognitive, and motor problems in preterm children. This study aims to study the prevalence of MND in preterm children without cerebral palsy in the preschool period and to investigate its association with school readiness. Forty-four children born at less than 37 weeks of…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Premature Infants, Learning Problems, Psychomotor Skills
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Klang, Nina; Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes; Hansson, Susanne; Bengtsson, Karin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusion agenda has influenced education systems around the world, resulting in better access to mainstream education for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). While numerous studies have compared outcomes of pupils with SEN in mainstream and special educational settings, research on the specific characteristics of these settings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Hornby, Garry – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Special education teachers' knowledge and experience of IEP development, implementation and evaluation in Kuwaiti public inclusive elementary schools was investigated. Two hundred and twenty special education teachers drawn from all 24 inclusive elementary schools in Kuwait took part in the study. Differences were found between IEP development and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Special Needs Students, Public Schools
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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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