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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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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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Green, Katherine; Robbins, Sandra; Varga, Mary; Head, Cynthia; Davis, Erin; Houze, Whitney – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
In the United States, preschool teachers report behaviour management as one of the greatest challenges when educating young children. Teachers consistently feel unprepared to meet the needs of children with persistent challenging behaviours. Unfortunately, the issue affects more than just preschool teachers. Behaviour issues that emerge in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers
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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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Davies, Michael; Elliott, Stephen; Frey, Jennifer; Cooper, Greta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Short term experimental studies by DiPerna and colleagues have demonstrated the efficacy of the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) to measure and improve the social skills and academic functioning of students from Preparatory year to Grade 3 and to decrease problem behaviours. This longitudinal school-led project applied the multi-tiered…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Social Emotional Learning, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Sperafico, Yasmini Lais; Pisacco, Nelba Maria; Corso, Luciana; Rohde, Luís Augusto; Dorneles, Beatriz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study compared the effects of a combined intervention of working memory (WM) and arithmetic reasoning (AR) vs WM intervention alone on the arithmetic reasoning performance of students with ADHD. Third- and fourth-grade elementary school students (n = 46) completed measures for AR, mathematical calculations, and WM. Participants were…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Short Term Memory, Arithmetic
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Feniger-Schaal, Rinat; Citron, Atay; Mittlelberg, Esti; Ben Eli, Yuval – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
In recent years, there is growing evidence for the efficacy of medical clowning as a para-medical profession. In the present study, we explored the possibility of expanding the work of medical clowns into the special education system, hypothesising that medical clowns can contribute to the development of socio-emotional abilities of children with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Kindergarten, Young Children, Intervention
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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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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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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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Yazici, Mahmut Serkan; McKenzie, Becky – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
There is currently very little research about strategies and interventions used to support children with autism in Turkey. This research paper focuses on teachers' strategies and opinions about strategies to support the development of social and communication skills of children with autism in a Turkish Special Education School. This study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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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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