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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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Lourens, Heidi; Swartz, Leslie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Within the last two decades, the South African government drafted impressive policies to fully include and accommodate students with visual impairments within higher education. However, in interviews with 23 students with visual impairments at two South African universities, we found that legislation has yet to fully permeate the embodied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Responsibility, Visual Impairments, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Ringer, Noam – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
ADHD is a disability characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and difficulties maintaining attention. Despite extensive research on ADHD, the effects of existing treatments are moderate and inconsistent. Knowledge regarding children's and adolescents' everyday experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Adolescents, Knowledge Level
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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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Alnahdi, Ghaleb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This study examined teachers' self-efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. The study implemented a quantitative descriptive design. Analyses were conducted using three stages: Cronbach's alpha, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis of variance. The findings indicated that teachers had a good level of confidence in their ability to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Clipa, Otilia; Mata, Liliana; Lazar, Iuliana – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to elaborate a scale to measure In-service Teachers' Attitudes about Inclusive Education (ITAIE). The 18-item scale was developed using a sample of 264 in-service teachers. Factor analysis indicated five categories: 1) the psychosocial competences of teachers, (2) the psycho-pedagogical advantages of the inclusive…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Competencies
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Yildiz, Ramazan; Yildiz, Ayse; Gucuyener, Kivilcim; Soysal Acar, Azime Sebnem; Elbasan, Bulent – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Minor neurological dysfunction (MND) has been associated with learning, cognitive, and motor problems in preterm children. This study aims to study the prevalence of MND in preterm children without cerebral palsy in the preschool period and to investigate its association with school readiness. Forty-four children born at less than 37 weeks of…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Premature Infants, Learning Problems, Psychomotor Skills
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Klang, Nina; Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes; Hansson, Susanne; Bengtsson, Karin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The inclusion agenda has influenced education systems around the world, resulting in better access to mainstream education for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). While numerous studies have compared outcomes of pupils with SEN in mainstream and special educational settings, research on the specific characteristics of these settings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Hornby, Garry – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Special education teachers' knowledge and experience of IEP development, implementation and evaluation in Kuwaiti public inclusive elementary schools was investigated. Two hundred and twenty special education teachers drawn from all 24 inclusive elementary schools in Kuwait took part in the study. Differences were found between IEP development and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Special Needs Students, Public Schools
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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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Heirweg, Sofie; Carette, Lieve; Ascari, Andrea; Van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Notwithstanding the benefits of studying or conducting an internship abroad, to date, students with disabilities hardly participate in international mobility programmes (IMPs). As little research has investigated the barriers to participation experienced by these students, the current study included the participation of 74 students with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Barriers, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities
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Nankervis, Karen; Ashman, Adrian; Weekes, Alysia; Carroll, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
A high proportion of adults with intellectual disability (ID) who live in supported accommodation (i.e. group homes) engage in challenging behaviours (CB). A lack of engagement in meaningful activity, social isolation, communication difficulties, and boredom can be triggers for challenging behaviour. There is a small body of literature on…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Group Homes, 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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Buchanan, Tom; LeMoyne, Terri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The intersection of helicopter parenting, gender, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is examined. Existing research on helicopter parenting focuses on negative consequences. Using a sample of students at a university in the mid southern United States (N = 287), we find that that helicopter parenting is negatively related to…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Gender Differences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Students
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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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