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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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Li, Ka Man; Cheung, Rebecca Y. M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
According to the Hong Kong Education Bureau, the number of students with special education needs (SEN) has been on the rise. In order to cope with an increasing demand for inclusive education, professional training programmes aiming for pre-service teachers to educate students with SEN have increased locally. Guided by the theory of planned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sproul, Janene; Ledger, Susan; MacCallum, Judith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Technological developments allow students to access visual information from digital devices as small as phones or as large as whiteboards. Education technology research and policy typically address the software product, yet little research has focused on optimal viewing parameters or the impact it has on student users. Students with light…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Needs
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher; Arnold, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The sources of anxiety for a sample of 132 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated from standardised scales and verbal responses to a series of open-ended questions asked to them and their mothers. As well as using parametric statistics to test for effects on standardised scales, verbal responses were analysed via NVivo…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Anxiety
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Sefotho, Maximus Monaheng – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to explore career construction of a man with dysarthria and how he resiled to the golden age of 50 despite disability and illiteracy. Through a qualitative idiographic case study, three members of Seithati's family were interviewed: the mother, a sister and a brother. The interpretative phenomenological analysis was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Males, Articulation Impairments
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Chang, Han-Yun; Guo, Nai-Wen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The People with Disability's Perception of Family Support Scale was developed in the Chinese language to enable career counsellors, educators, researchers, and policymakers to assess the perceptions of people with a disability regarding their family support for developing vocational rehabilitation services. This study analysed 515 valid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Test Construction
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Odame, Lois; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Nketsia, William; Nanor, Betty – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Equitable access to quality education has been recognised as an important human right in several international conventions. Despite the importance of education to persons with disabilities, their participation has been found to be ineffective. In the Ghanaian context, most previous studies have largely reported on barriers encountered in primary…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Graduates, Visual Impairments, Access to Education
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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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Gadd, Murray; Berthen, Diana; Lundgren, Lars – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This inquiry investigates whether effective implementation of pedagogical actions closely associated with strong engagement and greater than expected learning gains in writing by typically developing students apply similarly to engagement and gains in writing by students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (ID). It was undertaken in…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement
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Su, Shanling; Paynter, Jessica; Gilmore, Linda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study investigated family perceptions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in China. A survey with open-ended questions assessing knowledge of ASD and its causes was distributed via nine ASD organisations across five different cities in Southern China. Results were analysed from a total of 104 Chinese caregivers who reported on their children or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Beliefs
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An, Jihoun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Currently, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the learning and professional development processes that preservice teachers experience when engaged in community service-learning (CSL) programmes. This study examined the experiences of physical education preservice teachers (PEPSTs) in a CSL programme embedded in an undergraduate course to…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Katsarou, Dimitra; Andreou, Georgia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Children with Down syndrome (DS) present language deficits in all linguistic domains and their language development lags behind that of typically developing children. However, their receptive language skills appear to be better than their productive in all linguistic domains. Research on bilingual children with DS is limited, but has shown that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Bilingualism, Language
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Pinquart, Martin; Behle, Anika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The objective of the study was to analyse whether young people with physical disabilities have lower global self-esteem and less positive domain-specific self-concepts than peers without physical disabilities, as well as which processes protect their self-esteem. Data were collected from 179 German adolescents with physical disabilities and 296…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Disabilities, Self Esteem, Self Concept
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