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Watson, Shelley L.; Hayes, Stephanie A.; Coons, Kelly D.; Radford-Paz, Elisa – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: Researchers investigating the impact of parenting children with disabilities suggest that regardless of the specific diagnosis, parents experience increased levels of stress. However, particular disabilities may be associated with distinct stressors and strains. Method: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parents, Autism, Child Rearing
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Dyke, Paula; Bourke, Jenny; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; Leonard, Helen – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: The transition from school to adulthood for young adults with an intellectual disability involves movement from a generally secure and supported school environment to an emerging adult life that may be characterised by a wide variation in adoption of adult roles related to employment, independent living, friendships, and day…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Independent Living, Friendship, Attitude Measures
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Firth, Ian; Dryer, Rachel – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: It is well recognised that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience clinically significant levels of stress and depression. This study examined which ASD characteristic best predicted parental distress. Method: Parents of 109 children aged between 4 and 12 (M age = 7.89, SD = 2.43) completed self-report…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Parents, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Gray, Jennifer A.; Muramatsu, Naoko – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: Previous research indicates that work stress contributes to intentions to quit among direct care workers (DCWs) who provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). Though resources can help DCWs cope and remain in a job, little is known about how various dimensions of work stress and resources (social…
Descriptors: Interaction, Developmental Disabilities, Locus of Control, Caregivers
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Nasuti, Gabriella; Stuart-Hill, Lynneth; Temple, Viviene A. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: The Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) has been used with clinical and healthy populations to assess functional capacity and cardiovascular fitness. The aim of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of a modified-6MWT as well as concurrent validity of walk distance with peak oxygen uptake (VO[subscript 2] peak). Method:…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, Mental Retardation, Adults
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Jung, Sunhwa; Sainato, Diane M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: Play is critical for the development of young children and is an important part of their daily routine. However, children with autism often exhibit deficits in play skills and engage in stereotypic behaviour. We reviewed studies to identify effective instructional strategies for teaching play skills to young children with autism.…
Descriptors: Autism, Play, Young Children, Skill Development
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Webster, Amanda A.; Carter, Mark – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: One of the most commonly cited rationales for inclusive education is to enable the development of quality relationships with typically developing peers. Relatively few researchers have examined the features of the range of relationships that children with developmental disability form in inclusive school settings. Method: Interviews…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Developmental Disabilities, Intimacy, Friendship
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McCabe, Helen; McCabe, Karen – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: The authors and 2 Chinese parents established 2 support groups in China. One group was for parents of children with autism, and the other was for young adults with either mental health issues or intellectual disability, and their parents. The purpose of this study was to examine the meaning and effectiveness of these groups from the…
Descriptors: Parents, Autism, Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups
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May, Fiona S.; Mclean, Louise A.; Anderson, Angelika; Hudson, Alan; Cameron, Christine; Matthews, Jan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: The Signposts program is an evidence-based intervention system for parents of children with intellectual disability and problem behaviours. This study provided an initial investigation of the outcomes for mothers associated with father participation in Signposts, using data collected from the Signposts Statewide project, conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Effect Size, Mothers
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Sermier Dessemontet, Rachel; Bless, Gerard – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: This study aimed at assessing the impact of including children with intellectual disability (ID) in general education classrooms with support on the academic achievement of their low-, average-, and high-achieving peers without disability. Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted with an experimental group of 202 pupils from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Educational Needs
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Carney, Terry – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: Supported decision-making and personal budgets for services are the new paradigms. Method: Supported decision-making proposals from the Australian State of Victoria are analysed against international trends to determine the viability of laws reflecting new international norms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Policy Analysis, Public Policy
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Mansell, Jim; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Bigby, Christine – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: Active support is an effective intervention to support engagement of residents with intellectual disability in group homes. This survey explored resident characteristics of the people supported by organisations implementing active support, the provision of active support, its procedures and systems, and resident engagement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Homes, Severe Mental Retardation, Intervention
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Brolan, Claire E.; Gomez, Miriam Taylor; Lennox, Nicholas G.; Ware, Robert S. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
The authors review available data on Australians from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with intellectual disability (ID). They find that intellectual disability in the Australian NESB community has received limited attention in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research. The existing literature is over 10 years old and is relevant…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Non English Speaking, Mental Retardation
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Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio Ignacio; Paz-Lourido, Berta; Lee, Miyoung; Peterson-Besse, Jana J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: In this study we aimed to develop a Spanish version of the Self-Efficacy/Social Support Scales for Activity for persons with Intellectual Disability (SE/SS-AID). Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 117 individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The SE/SS-AID scales were translated into Spanish and their…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Physical Activities, Psychometrics
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Gligorovic, Milica; Buha, Natasa – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013
Background: The ability to generate and flexibly change concepts is of great importance for the development of academic and adaptive skills. This paper analyses the conceptual reasoning ability of children with mild intellectual disability (MID) by their achievements on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). Method: The sample consisted of 95…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Mild Mental Retardation, Concept Formation, Logical Thinking
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