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Chu, Szu-Yin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to get an understanding of perspectives on effective parent-professional partnership for young children with special needs in Taiwan. Through purposive sampling, a total of nine parent-professional pairs were recruited. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain perspectives from both sides of the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Young Children
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Ward, Danielle; Webster, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study sought to describe factors impacting the success of students with ASD in university programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather both the students' personal perspectives of their university experience and the perspectives of a significant person in their life. An interpretative phenomenological approach was utilised…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Phenomenology
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Polo Sánchez, M. Tamara; Fernández-Jiménez, Carolina; Fernández Cabezas, María – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
In this article we analyse the inclusion of students with disabilities in the field of university attendance, emphasising the importance of attitudes of teachers as well as the rest of the university community as a whole for inclusion to be successful. The effect of variables of gender, education and training and contact with students with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders
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Amod, Zaytoon; Heafield, Deidré; Seabi, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The search for assessment procedures that are more fair and useful have led to the investigation of alternatives to traditional forms of intellectual assessment. This study explored an alternative which combined a dynamic assessment approach with the Planning, Attention, Simultaneous and Successive Processing (PASS) model of cognitive processing.…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Intervention, Grade 4, Grade 5
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St-Onge, Myreille; Lemyre, Alexandre – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The number of students with mental health disorders (MHDs) in postsecondary institutions is increasing. Teachers' attitudes are among the main factors that influence these students' academic success. Unfortunately, their attitudes are little studied, in part because of lack of validated scales. Therefore, this article has two purposes: (1) analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Disorders
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Haegele, Justin; Gutierres Filho, Paulo; Rizzi Lopes, Gleides – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyse Brazilian physical education teachers' beliefs about their experiences teaching students with disabilities. Participants were six physical education teachers from schools located in the city of Brasília, Brazil. The research paradigm was descriptive-qualitative situated in the theory of planned behaviour.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Lambert, David C.; Dryer, Rachel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study examined how learning challenges encountered within online learning environments affected the quality of life of students with learning disability. A qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with eight students (mean[subscript age] = 33.75 years; SD = 8.15), revealed that learning challenges had consequences…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, College Students, Learning Disabilities, Online Courses
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Reynolds, Joel Michael; Kiuppis, Florian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Critics of the 'strong social model' of disability developed in the U.K. commonly claim that it focuses too one-sidedly on social oppression, thereby neglecting the role of individual impairment. In this theoretical article, we contrast that model with what we call the 'pathic model' of disability, which we characterise through the case of people…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Concept, Models, Power Structure
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Kalka, Dorota; Lockiewicz, Marta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Many people with dyslexia experience numerous failures in their lifetime. This can reduce their life satisfaction and the sense of happiness. However, external support and one's personal resources, for example resiliency, aid in dealing with difficult situations. Our study verified the importance of resiliency and perceived social support for the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Resilience (Psychology), Life Satisfaction, Social Support Groups
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Emam, Mahmoud Mohamed; Alkharusi, Hussain – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The study examined school leaders' and teachers' perceptions of Learning Disabilities (LDs) in Key Stage1 Schools in a sample drawn from schools in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. A sample of 175 school leaders and 175 teachers completed "The Survey on Learning Disabilities" (SLD), an instrument developed to explore beliefs and…
Descriptors: Leaders, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Lindsay, Sally; Cagliostro, Elaine; Carafa, Gabriella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This review critically appraised the literature on disability disclosure and accommodations for youth with disabilities in post-secondary education (PSE). Systematic searches of 8 databases identified 36 studies meeting our inclusion criteria. These studies were analysed with respect to the characteristics of the participants, methodology, results…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students
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Klesczewski, Julia; Brandenburg, Janin; Fischbach, Anne; Schuchardt, Kirsten; Grube, Dietmar; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Büttner, Gerhard – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Based on the finding that children with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD) have deficits in working memory (WM), the question arises as to whether these children differ from typical learners only in the level or also in the developmental trajectories of WM functioning. To this end, the WM of 80 children with MLD and 71 typical learners was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Werner, Shirli; Katz, Daniel; Ayalon, Ami; Merrick, Joav; Tenenbaum, Ariel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Although many nations advocate for the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all realms of life, these individuals are nevertheless still frequently excluded. One field of life that has rarely been considered central for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities is military service. A unique programme was developed…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Military Service, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Smogorzewska, Joanna; Szumski, Grzegorz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study tested whether and how methods called 'Play Time/Social Time' and 'I Can Problem Solve' contribute to the improvement of social skills and the development of theory of mind (ToM) in children. The participants in the experiment were nearly 200 (N = 196) preschool children with low social functioning, with and without disabilities. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Educational Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation
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Kassah, Bente Lilljan Lind; Kassah, Alexander Kwesi; Phillips, Deborah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Even though Ghana has embraced international calls for mainstream education, many children with intellectual disabilities still receive education in segregated special schools. This article discusses the views of seven informants on the importance of special schools in Ghana. After securing the consent of our informants, we conducted in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Special Schools, Children
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