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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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Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
Reasons for limited spontaneity of communication in individuals with high support needs are considered and include: it is an inherent characteristic, a product of highly structured teaching programs, a form of learned helplessness, or a product of a failure to systematically program for spontaneity. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Problems
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Lancioni, Giulio E.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Oliva, Doretta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
Three adults with intellectual and visual disabilities were taught vocationally relevant tasks through the use of a self-operated verbal instruction system. Data showed that during the training all participants achieved percentages of correct task performance exceeding 90. Use of instructional clusters was effective in maintaining high levels of…
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Media, Mental Retardation, Performance Factors
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Van Kraayenoord, Christa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
This article introduces an issue that focuses on assisting individuals with disabilities to become literate. It discusses the historical debate over whether or not individuals with disabilities could learn to be literate, whom should be taught, and when. Following research articles addressing literacy research and teaching methods are summarized.…
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Cognitive Processes
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Norton, Marian; Falk, Ian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This paper describes adult literacy pedagogy and philosophy in Australia and reports on two studies of adult reading disabilities. The first study, with 102 asthma patients, showed important differences among different tests of reading comprehension. The second study, using 11 case studies, indicated the need to integrate adult literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults