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Ploch, Leszek – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
This paper aims at examining the relationship between the psychosocial conditions of artistic activity through dance and its effect on women with Johanson-Blizzard syndrome (JBS), concerning their mental and social health, their social and emotional development in the area of public health as well as the quality of their functioning in their…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Mental Health, Social Development, Females
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Blackwell, William; Durán, Jaime Betancourt; Buss, Jennifer – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
This manuscript presents findings from a study of the contributing factors and details of special education due process hearings in the United States that involved students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The study examined 101 due process hearings conducted over a three-year period in a five-state sample: California, Illinois,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Student Placement
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Murza, Kimberly A.; Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Buckley, P. Charlie; Cassel, Tami – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine if certain variables predicted whether educators dropped out of a year-long, voluntary, professional learning program and whether participant characteristics predicted their attitudes and behaviors at the end of the program. Special educators volunteered to participate in the year-long program with their…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Faculty Development, Persistence, Teacher Characteristics
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Yuen, Mantak; Lee, Cheuk-hong; Tse, Andrew Chung-yee; Liu, Janny; Wong, Maria Yuen-ping; Ho, Ada How-sim – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The education system in Macao now implements the principle of equal opportunities for learning for all children, including those with special educational needs. This principle gives rise to the notion of 'one curriculum framework for all' -- meaning that all children in mainstream and special schools follow a common curriculum, but with necessary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Curriculum Development
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Elhadi, Ayman – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
It is important to understand family members' observations and opinions in regards to the programs offered to their children with intellectual disabilities. This study aimed to examine the outcomes of special education programs for students with intellectual disabilities (SWID) from the families' perspectives. The study sample comprised 150 family…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Wahsheh, Nayef Ali – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the level of aggressive behavior of the mentally disabled students at Ajloun Governorate from the teachers' point of views. The sample consisted of all (94) mentally disabled students of simple and intermediate level who were enrolled in the special education centers at the first semester of the academic…
Descriptors: Aggression, Student Behavior, Intellectual Disability, Teacher Attitudes
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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Nilsen, Sven; Skogen, Kjell – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The main issue of this article is inclusive education for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). Inclusion in our study focuses on three core areas: the role of the school leaders, the role of teachers and the practice of curriculum planning. The results are based on interviews with school leaders and teachers in Norwegian primary and lower…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Students with Disabilities, School Culture
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Martella, Ronald C.; Nelson, J. Ron; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Sinclair, Tracy E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Educational researchers conduct studies to gather critical empirical evidence in the determination of what are "evidence-based" curricular programs, which in turn, directly inform adoption efforts. The predominate method of validating these programs is through the use of group experimental designs, although single-case designs have also…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Students with Disabilities, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice
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Shehab, Noha; Al-Hroub, Anies – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study explores counselors' current perceptions of ADHD, the techniques they implement with students who display ADHD and the extent to which they believe the DSM-5 is a culturally appropriated tool for diagnosing Lebanese students with ADHD. Data were collected using mixed methods: (a) interview questions from the Teacher Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Culture Fair Tests, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Yu, Sun; Chunlian, Li – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Late-blind people, who adventitiously became blind in their adulthood, are a special group of the blind. Each of them has his/her own characteristics when returning to work. In this paper, methods on how late-blind teachers can effectively lecture sighted students are presented based on experience of authors with blindness. For late-blind…
Descriptors: Blindness, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills
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Southward, Julie D.; Goo, Minkowan – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The current study was conducted to measure the effectiveness of a repeated reading intervention for secondary level students identified with a specific learning disability. Although previous research suggests that repeated reading is an effective intervention to build oral reading fluency for students identified with disabilities, there is little…
Descriptors: Repetition, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Academic Achievement
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Roberts-Yates, Christine; Silvera-Tawil, David – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The provision of new opportunities to maximize learning is a fundamental right for all students. This paper explores the role of digital technology in the provision of educational opportunities for secondary age students who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. We describe a learning environment in…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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George, Cheryl L.; Kanupka, Jennifer Wood – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Research suggests that pre-service teachers need better preparation to collaborate successfully with families. In much of the available literature regarding parent perspectives on children with disabilities, participants are predominantly mothers. There are few studies that focus on fathers' perspectives. Therefore, this study involved 36…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Role, Child Rearing, Disabilities
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Millon-Fauré, Karine – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Between 2015 and 2016 we conducted computer based tests with 177 French migrant students enrolled in primary, middle and high schools, to evaluate their mathematical abilities and their levels of literacy. With 26 of this group, we supplemented data from their results with interviews and exercises on paper. By comparing their scores to those of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Beaumont, Renae B.; Smith-Merry, Jennifer; Costley, Debra; Howlin, Patricia; Sofronoff, Kate; Roberts, Jacqueline; Taffe, John R.; Gray, Kylie M.; Clarke, Kristina S.; Clark, Trevor; Hodge, M. Antoinette; Horstead, Siân K.; Einfeld, Stewart L. – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Socialization difficulties in children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often associated with peer rejection and impaired academic achievement. Schools might appear to offer an ideal setting for social-emotional skills (SES) instruction. However, common challenges to successful implementation of school-based programs include inadequate…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Development, Emotional Development
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