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Hassanzadeh, Saeid; Nikkhoo, Fatemeh – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Reading literacy is one of the most important abilities acquired by students at school. The aim of this study was to compare the development of reading ability of deaf and hearing students in Iran. A retrospective study was done through "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study scale with a cross sectional design. Participants were 80…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Deafness
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Cwirynkalo, Katarzyna; Zyta, Agnieszka – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The paper focuses on the view and experiences of self-advocates with intellectual disabilities towards love and intimate relationships. Although sexuality is considered to be a significant aspect of human life, people with intellectual disabilities are rarely given opportunities to explore and develop it as well as to express their opinions about…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality
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Schwab, James Raymond; Houchins, David E.; Peng, Peng; McKeown, Debra; Varjas, Kris; Emerson, Judith – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Historically, secondary students with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD) have made poor progress in mathematics putting them at risk for school failure and placement in an alternative setting. Two under studied areas essential to success in mathematics are fractions and algebra. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Hudson, Melissa E. – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Reading opens the world to individuals and is one of the most important skills learned in school. Around the world, researchers are focused on improving reading instruction for all students, including students with developmental disabilities. Much energy is spent teaching reading basics such as early literacy skills to primary-aged learners…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Handheld Devices, Self Management, Skill Development
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Petek, Tomaž – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Linguistics and speech therapy are two directly related areas whereby the first one, with appropriate development, should follow the latter as a support in a theoretical and practical sense. In a study carried out amongst Slovene speech therapy students, the researcher was interested in their views regarding the importance of linguistic content in…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Linguistics, Slavic Languages, Allied Health Occupations
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Samsari, Eleni P.; Soulis, Spyridon-Georgios – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The way that individuals perceive their well-being may vary depending on their self-efficacy especially towards a difficult life situation, such as the physical disability. The aim of this study is to examine the relationships among problem solving self-efficacy, resilience self-efficacy and subjective well-being and the differentiation among…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Resilience (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Mpella, Maria; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Tsigilis, Nikolaos – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a theatrical play programme on social skills development for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Six children with ASD were selected by purposive sampling (M=10.6 years), and their typically developing peers (N=132) (M=10.3 years), attending general primary schools in Greece…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hassan, Abdulhameed Saeed; Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the performance of three groups of students, gifted hearing students (GH), average-ability hearing students (AH), and deaf students (DF) on mathematical ability. The sample consisted of a total of 167 students (91 males and 76 females). Deaf students came from the Al-Amal School (an inclusive school for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology)
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Sharma, Juhi; Trory, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the under researched area of parents' attitudes towards inclusion in inclusive mainstream early years settings in Thailand. The sample consisted of 71 parents: those with typically developing children (TDC) (50 parents) and children with special educational needs (SEN) (21 parents), residing in Bangkok,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Social Development, Special Education
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Berhanu, Girma – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
This short paper has two pronged purposes. The first is to reflect on policies and practices of inclusive education in Sweden and the second is to problematize the implications of the continuous proliferation of the specialized field of studies in Special Education postgraduate programs in Sweden. The current Swedish political and educational…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Specialization, Special Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Bartlett, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Addressing the mental health needs of children and youth is a priority. One way to operationalize the provision of support for children and youth with severe mental health needs is through the wraparound approach. Wraparound is a highly individualized person and family centred planning process which utilizes a clearly articulated practice model,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Mental Health Programs, Mental Disorders
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Weinberg, Lois A.; Luelmo, Paul; Chiappe, Jenny C.; Thornton, Bryan – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
After 25 years, because of a change in state law California returned the responsibility for providing mental health related services to students receiving special education from county mental health departments to local education agencies. The study is secondary analysis of survey data that focuses on understanding how the change affected the…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Mental Health Programs, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs
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Amran, Hannah Aqilah; Majid, Rosadah Abd – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
A twice-exceptional student who is gifted but also has an additional exceptionality challenges teachers and educators to deliver the best teaching strategies. This paper reviews the current learning strategies, interventions and practices that specifically focused on twice-exceptional students. Research articles were obtained on online database of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Academically Gifted, Intervention, Gifted Disabled
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Kim, Eunjoo; Zhang, Jie; Sun, Xiaoke – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the contextual conditions in each country, the United States, Korea, and China all have their own unique history of special education, which leads to different special education and service systems for students with special needs. The purpose of this paper is to compare the development and current status of special education in all three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Special Education, Educational Development
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Taverna, María Eugenia; Polo, Mara Lis; Zocola, María Evangelina; Bertero, Melisa Paola – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Despite the effort to provide equal scenarios and a higher inclusion for students with mild disabilities, few experimental activities intended to improve their science performance were reported during the last decades. This work presents different ludic-experimental activities and their impact on children and adolescents with special educational…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Children
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