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Delkamiller, Julie; Swain, Kristine D.; Ritzman, Mitzi J.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study examined a two-year special education and inclusive practices in-service training programme with a university in Nicaragua. Participants included 14 teachers from nine schools in Nicaragua. Participants' knowledge of special education concepts were evaluated as part of assessing the training modules. In addition, programme evaluation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Liang, Limeng; Gao, Xuesong – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This article reports on a mixed-method inquiry into pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers' knowledge about Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward students with this disorder in Hong Kong. The inquiry revealed no differences between pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers concerning their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Depression is highly prevalent in children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), potentially confounding accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Although information about the depressive status of a child is often collected from parents, there is evidence of distortion in parental assessments of their offspring's depression. This…
Descriptors: Mothers, Sons, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Gonzalez, Antonio; Katz, Lynne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explores the long-term impact on participation in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) for children (n = 54) who were developmentally delayed and prenatally exposed to cocaine. By identifying a group of programme graduates from a high crime/high poverty neighbourhood in Miami-Dade County using ArcGIS 10.2 software, a…
Descriptors: Poverty, Crime, Prenatal Influences, Developmental Delays
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana; Donfrancesco, Renato – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Several studies have explored the relationship between dyslexia and creativity, but results have been rather mixed. This study examines whether Italian dyslexic children are more creative than their peers without a reading impairment. One hundred ninety Italian children aged between 9 and 13 participated in this study, divided into two groups:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
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Dryer, Rachel; Henning, Marcus A.; Tyson, Graham A.; Shaw, Rosemary – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study examined whether: (1) the non-academic constructs of psychological well-being, motivation to learn and quality of life (QOL) explained the variance in the academic achievement of students with disability; and (2) students with a mental health disability (MHD) differed from students with other disability on academic achievement and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Krstic, Tatjana; Batic, Sanja; Mihic, Ljiljana; Milankov, Vesela – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The resolution of diagnosis of one's child involves coming to terms with the child's medical condition and accepting it both emotionally and cognitively. This study examined the relation between maternal resolution of the child's diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) and their educational levels. We also aimed at understanding maternal resolution…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emotional Response, Parent Attitudes, Clinical Diagnosis
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Beaulieu-Bergeron, Rebecca; Morin, Diane – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Research suggests that attitudes of typically developing children towards intellectual disability (ID) play an important role in the social integration and acceptance of children with IDs. To date, however, few studies have investigated children's attitudes towards ID. The primary objective of this study was to examine the cognitive, affective,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Grade 5, Grade 6, Student Attitudes
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Fyssa, Aristea – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study observed the extent to which teachers supported the inclusion of children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms and involved monitoring 52 mainstream preschool settings in Greece. The association between programme quality, context and teacher characteristics was also tested. Findings showed that the quality of inclusion ranged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education
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Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Dempsey, Ian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) is identified as a research-based approach used in many Western schools to support student behaviour. This study aimed to assist Thai classroom teachers by providing a professional development and learning programme in FBA to develop an effective and efficient process to address behaviour problems and allow…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Behavior Problems
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Gaspar, Tania; Bilimória, Helena; Albergaria, Francisca; Matos, Margarida Gaspar – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Children and adolescents with cognitive and developmental difficulties show difficulty in social interaction, feelings of rejection, autonomy, social rules and in behavioural and emotional self-regulation. Importantly, their subjective well-being is associated to social support and personal factors, such as self-esteem and a positive self-image.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Interaction, Children, Adolescents
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Zheng, Yuzhu; Maude, Susan P.; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Merritts, Ashley – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Research highlights the importance of early childhood intervention (ECI) for children with disabilities, and there is an increasing interest in China with respect to research on ECI. However, little research exists exploring the experience of families of young children with disabilities receiving ECI services and supports in China. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Falkmer, Marita; Anderson, Katie; Joosten, Annette; Falkmer, Torbjörn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) increasingly participate in inclusive education. The present study reviewed studies of children with ASC for parents' perceptions of aspects they believed contributed to inclusive mainstream school settings. Understanding the parental perspective on the facilitators for inclusion of their child…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Morgan, Michelle F.; Moni, Karen B.; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
There is limited information about specific research constructs developed by adults with intellectual disability in undertaking research despite increasing involvement in research "with" rather than "on" these individuals. Participatory research was used with three young adults with intellectual disability to collaboratively…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Mental Retardation, Research Skills, Cooperation
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Edmister, Evette; Wegner, Jane – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This single participant multiple baseline research design measured the effects of repeatedly reading narrative books to children who used voice output augmentative communication devices to communicate. The study sought to determine if there was a difference observed in the number of turns taken when reading stories repeatedly. Three girls ranging…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Books, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention
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