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Alsalem, Gheed Mufied; Doush, Iyad Abu – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The number of students with disabilities attending universities is increased, and several challenges face them in higher education institutions. This study aims to determine accessibility needs of computer laboratories, libraries and websites for students with disabilities at Jordanian universities and colleges. The sample consists of staff in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, College Students, Access to Education
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Wild, Gwen; Steeley, Sherry L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study examines the impact of a general education classroom-based sensory program for students exhibiting sensory processing differences in the school environment. Students were divided by age and degree of sensory needs between control and experimental groups, with teachers of students in the experimental group implementing the recommended…
Descriptors: Sensory Training, Perceptual Impairments, Intervention, Sensory Experience
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Tatar, Yasar – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Adapted fitness tests and tests for children without disabilities are used for evaluating the effects of physical training programs of children with disabilities. This study investigated the applicability of those frequently-used tests for children with different types of disability. A total of 282 children ages between 5 and 14 years with…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Physical Fitness, Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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de Klerk, Monique; de Klerk, Werner – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
An inclusive educational setting is a model in which educators must have empathic sensitivity, which will enable them to identify the different needs of the various learners. However, there is gap in research concerning educators' own experiences regarding empathy within inclusive classrooms. This qualitative study with a phenomenological research…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Empathy, Teacher Attitudes
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Faraclas, Kara L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Co-teaching is a promising practice for educating students with disabilities in regular education classes. However, teachers often report being given co-teaching assignments without requisite training. Without adequate preparation, many teachers have difficulty conceptualizing co-teaching as a model and working collaboratively as teaching…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Team Teaching, Models, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Hamdan, Mohammed Akram – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The present study aimed to develop a proposed training program based on DTT to improve the nonverbal communication skills in children with ASD. To achieve the objective of the study, the author developed a scale of non-verbal communication skills consisted of (20 items) measures attention and eye contact, imitation and using the signal,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Communication Skills
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Owusu, Isaac; Enoch, Acheampong; Mprah, Wisdom Kwadwo; Vampere, Hashani – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
There is heightened concern about the need to provide equal access to education for children with disability. Children with disability form part of the many disadvantaged groups who are denied access to education. A qualitative approach with descriptive design was used to study the perceptions of parents in the Wa West district of the Upper West…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Bal, Aydin; Gonzalez, Taucia; Love, Larry; McCabe, Kate – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Research conducted in collaboration with practitioners has the potential to transform the relationship between research and practice by embedding the research process in the contexts of schools and communities. Collaborative research is well suited to improve inclusive education, because inclusive education reform is situated in local contexts. In…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational Research, Cooperation
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Rasmitadila; Tambunan, Anna Riana Suryanti; Rachmadtullah, Reza – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions of the level of readiness and the factors that constrain the state elementary schools to become inclusive elementary schools. This study used a quantitative approach with the type of survey research involving 115 respondent,s public elementary school teachers in the area of Bogor City…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools
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Noll, Anna; Roth, Jurgen; Scholz, Markus – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
How can barriers in reading be reduced? Adding symbols to assignments could be one possibility for enhancing readability and, therefore, providing students with poor reading skills with access to learning material. This qualitative interview and eye-tracking study aims to acquire a first insight into how students rate and perceive the addition of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Pictorial Stimuli, Reading Skills, Reading Improvement
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The shift in paradigm from exclusion to inclusion in education in Zimbabwe, in alignment with the global world, has resulted in a significant number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) being educated in mainstream primary school classrooms. Consequently, new demands are being made on teachers who are not necessarily adequately…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Orru, S. E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Education is a fundamental right of citizens. To guarantee this right, legislation was implemented so disabled students could access and remain in schools. This movement was called inclusion. Despite the legislation established, many students have suffered from pseudoinclusion, because despite them having physical access to the school, the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Inclusion, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W.; Holzberg, Debra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Benefits of graduating with a college degree include higher earnings, lower unemployment rates, improved health, and increased job satisfaction. A number of college-ready programs are offered to help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers (e.g., advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment, Tech Prep);…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Inclusion
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Alzahrani, Sultan – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This modified narrative study is an exploration of the perceptions of two special educators who experienced the dramatic changes in the New Orleans public school system as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The participants in this study will consist of two special education professionals (See Table 1). From their perspectives, the reader shall gain a…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Public Schools, Natural Disasters, Educational Change
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Al-Attiyah, Asma; Mahasneh, Randa – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study aimed at assessing the quality of life of Qatar University students with disability and its relation to their academic adjustment and performance. Seventy (70) students, 31 males, and 39 females participated in the study during the spring of 2017. Participants with sensory (visual or hearing impairments) numbered 25, with physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, College Students, Disabilities
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