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Rodriguez, Jacqueline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Perceptions of inclusive education in schools operated by the Jordan field of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East were explored through multiple embedded case studies. Each of the three schools examined included a student with a special educational need. The study was framed by a theoretical model of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Cole-Lade, Gretchen M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Pre-service teacher education programmes should systematically plan to increase the PST's understanding of how to meet the needs of the 13% of the children with disabilities in the general education classroom and develop skills and strategies to support children with disabilities and their families. Reading inclusion literature, non-fiction…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Students with Disabilities
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Kasilingam, Nilushini; Waddington, Hannah; Van Der Meer, Larah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Research suggests that access to early intervention can improve a range of outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, little is known about the type and amount of intervention that is typically available to young children with ASD in the New Zealand community. There is also limited information about parent demand for types…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention
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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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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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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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Bannink, Femke; Nalugya, Ruth; van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Inclusive education interventions in low-income countries are dominated by definitions and frameworks from disability studies and educational research scholars from high-income countries. Disability studies scholars have argued for valuing diverse understandings and a different discourse when studying disability and inclusion in low-income…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Inclusion
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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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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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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Australian education service provision includes the delivery of quality educational programmes to rural and remote living children. However, according to their parents, many children with developmental disabilities (such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders) who are living in rural country areas in New South Wales (NSW) still do not have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Environment, Parent Attitudes
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Mazer, Barbara; Dion, Karyne; Moryoussef, Aguy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities require coordinated services to optimise transition into school. This study compared type, frequency and approach to service utilisation for children with primary language impairment transitioning from rehabilitation to the educational system, and examined parent satisfaction. Parents responded to a telephone…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Language Impairments, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Siebert, Erin A.; Hamm, Jessica; Yun, Joonkoo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify parental influences on physical activity behaviours of children with disabilities. One hundred and forty-eight parents of children with disabilities responded to a survey about factors related to parent and child physical activity, parental support and belief in their child's abilities regarding physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Influence, Children, Physical Activity Level
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The association between aberrant behaviour and depression was examined in a sample of 150 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder via parent ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Major Depressive Disorder subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4-D). Although several subscales of the ABC were significantly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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