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Alabbas, Norah Abdullah; Miller, Darcy E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities can face challenges during typical daily routines. Assistive technology can be used to address the problems encountered during typical routines, yet the competence of caregivers of children with these disabilities in using assistive technology varies. This study was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assistive Technology, Disabilities
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Edwards, Brydne M.; Cameron, Debra; King, Gillian; McPherson, Amy C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Despite the importance of students without special needs' perspectives in promoting successful social inclusion strategies in the classroom, their perspectives are not well represented in the literature. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise the perspectives of students without special needs around the social inclusion of students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Soykan, Emrah; Gemikonakli, Eser; Kanbul, Sezer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of digital materials designed for the use of teachers and students in teaching concept skills to students in need of special education. The concept of the long term was included in the study. As a research model, a single-subject research model and a multiple-probe model were used. The…
Descriptors: Special Education, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Karaatmaca, Ceren; Altinay, Mehmet; Toros, Emete – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this qualitative study is to evaluate the role of non-governmental organisations in disabilities services. The study group comprised of nine representatives of each of these NGOs. Data obtained by semi-structured interviews were analysed by using the content analysis method on RQDA qualitative data analysis software. Voice of disabled…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Sensitivity Training, Professional Associations
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Sorakin, Yasemin; Altinay, Zehra; Cerkez, Yagmur – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to indicate the effect of fathers' psycho-education program on their interaction with their children. The participants of the study consisted of 10 fathers in experimental group and 9 fathers in the control group. Mixed research design was carried out. Quantitative data were collected using Personal Information Form,…
Descriptors: Fathers, Psychoeducational Methods, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction
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Favot, Kate; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine and refine an oral narrative intervention addressing personal narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe language impairment. A multiple baseline across participants design investigated the effect of the intervention on the macrostructure of personal narratives. Three…
Descriptors: Intervention, Personal Narratives, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wang, Hsin Yi; Wang, Min-Chi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
School resource room guidance personnel handle services to students with disabilities in institutions of higher education in Taiwan. This study conducted a survey of the kind of work performed by university and college resource room guidance personnel, and used a questionnaire to investigate 244 such personnel. This questionnaire contained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, College Students
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Leong, Che Kan; Tse, Shek; Ki, Wing; Loh, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The present study aimed at developing young children's knowledge of the structure and function of orthographic components of Chinese characters and words. Grade 2, eight-year-old Chinese children (N = 541) were taught a twelve-week training programme in two quasi experimental conditions: analytic and synthetic approach (ASA), and integrated…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Memorization, Drills (Practice)
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Mutanga, Oliver – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, few students with disabilities progress to higher education. This is mostly due to avoidable barriers they face as they navigate different educational structures from lower levels. Even for those few students who make it to higher education, they continue to face challenges. A qualitative study was carried out at the University of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Spencer-Cavaliere, Nancy; Kingsley, Bethan C.; Norris, Carmen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Despite recognition that social inclusion is a primary goal within the field of human services, people with disabilities continue to live lives of clienthood, marginalisation, and exclusion and human services staff struggle to make social inclusion a priority. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of human services staff about…
Descriptors: Human Services, Social Change, Caseworkers, Qualitative Research
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Inclusion, Group Dynamics
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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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Brawn, Gabrielle; Porter, Melanie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Literature on the level of adaptive functioning and relative strengths and weaknesses in functioning of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) was reviewed. The electronic databases PsycINFO, PubMed, Expanded Academic, Web of Science, Scopus and ProQuest were searched electronically for relevant articles and dissertations using the search terms…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adjustment (to Environment), Congenital Impairments, Genetic Disorders
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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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Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony; Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Dorovolomo, Jeremy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Sport has been demonstrably linked to health particularly through community-based education and development programmes. However, research continues to identify low participation rates of people with a disability in sport. Programmes to address the participation of people with a disability in sport can be challenging, particularly in locations in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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