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Hilton, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Apert syndrome is a rare condition, with a birth prevalence of approximately one in 65,000. This article provides an up-to-date review of the literature on Apert syndrome from a variety of perspectives, ranging from surgical management to personal accounts. The purpose of the review is to provide a holistic description of the syndrome which should…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Children
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Lumsdaine, Sally; Thurston, Mhairi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health problems than their peers, yet the emotional well-being of this group is largely overlooked and there is scant literature about children with a mobility disability. This study examined the retrospective experiences of growing up with mobility disability. The sample…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Physical Disabilities, Children, At Risk Persons
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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Farrell, Genevieve; De Bortoli, Tania; Lyons, Gordon; Hinchey, Frank; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Baker, Fran; Fairfax, Warren – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
High-quality early childhood education is a vital experience for young children with and without disabilities. Social and communication experiences in the context of play represent a core curriculum that sets a foundation for later learning and participation. Using a new self-report instrument, this article describes data collected in a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Brydges, Colton; Mkandawire, Paul – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article examines the perceptions of inclusive education in Lagos, Nigeria, based upon in-depth interviews conducted with students with visual impairments during the month of July 2013. The results and discussions are situated within critical disability theory. Despite decades of inclusive education policies, the findings of the study show…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Visual Impairments, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Moy, Eloïse; Tardif, Carole; Tsao, Raphaele – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Handwriting is a skill that is constantly used in schools and in the workplace--two environments that are targeted in French legislation passed in 2005 on the integration of people with disabilities. The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive factors for handwriting speed and quality in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Adolescents, Adults, Down Syndrome
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Cheong, Janice M. Y.; Walker, Zachary M.; Rosenblatt, Kara – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Mathematics is an important aspect of daily life. Basic numeracy skills are needed to accomplish everyday tasks. However, research regarding the relationship between cognitive ability, mental age, and basic numeracy skills for children with intellectual disability (ID) is scarce. This research study investigated the correlation between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Siebert, Erin A.; Hamm, Jessica; Yun, Joonkoo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify parental influences on physical activity behaviours of children with disabilities. One hundred and forty-eight parents of children with disabilities responded to a survey about factors related to parent and child physical activity, parental support and belief in their child's abilities regarding physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Influence, Children, Physical Activity Level
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The association between aberrant behaviour and depression was examined in a sample of 150 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder via parent ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Major Depressive Disorder subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4-D). Although several subscales of the ABC were significantly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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de la Torre-Luque, Alejandro; Valero-Aguayo, Luis; de la Rubia-Cuestas, Ernesto J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This study aims to test how an intervention based on virtual reality (VR) may enhance visuospatial skills amongst people with disability. A quasi-experimental intra-group study was therefore conducted. Participants were 20 people with severe disability (65% males; 34.35 years, on average, and 84.95% of disability rate according to the Andalusian…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Severe Disabilities, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability
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Rusznyak, Lee; Walton, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
In contexts where inclusive education is nascent, teacher educators face the challenge of preparing pre-service teachers for a system that does not yet exist. While this might be possible through university-based coursework, difficulties arise when so few sites that model inclusive pedagogies are available for practicum placements. This article…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Preservice Teachers
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Chien, Chi-Wen; Rodger, Sylvia; Copley, Jodie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with developmental disabilities are at risk for limited participation in everyday activities. This study investigated factors that hindered or facilitated participation in 58 children with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities who attended special schools. The parents completed surveys on their children's participation,…
Descriptors: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Severe Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Tones, Megan; Pillay, Hitendra; Carrington, Suzanne; Chandra, Subhas; Duke, Jennifer; Joseph, Rukh Mani – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This article reports on a multi-method study of the ways in which special and mainstream schools support the educational needs of children with disabilities in Fiji. The aims of the study were: (1) to identify capacity and functions of special schools to support inclusive mainstream schools for children with disabilities; and (2) to explore the…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming
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Gavish, Bella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The research examined how school inclusion practices for students with special needs in Israel are perceived by teachers. Participating in the study were 121 elementary and secondary teachers in 10 schools around the country. The instrument was the 50-item "Implementation of inclusion practices in schools for students with special needs"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Special Needs Students
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Fernández-Alcántara, Manuel; Correa-Delgado, Cayetana; Muñoz, Ángela; Salvatierra, María Teresa; Fuentes-Hélices, Tadeo; Laynez-Rubio, Carolina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The present study describes experiences associated with parenting children diagnosed with learning disabilities. Parents whose children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia/language problems, and Asperger syndrome, related to poor performance at school, took part in the study. A qualitative study design was…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Learning Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Shroff, Hemal P.; Hardikar-Sawant, Samindara; Prabhudesai, Anuradha D. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in the diagnosis and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are no published studies on Indian teachers' knowledge of ADHD. In the present study, the aim was to assess knowledge and misperceptions about ADHD among schoolteachers in Mumbai. A total of 106 teachers from 12 English-medium…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Misconceptions, Statistical Analysis
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