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Grindle, Corinna; Kurzeja, Olivia; Tyler, Emily; Saville, Maria; Hughes, J. Carl; Hastings, Richard P.; Brown, Freddy Jackson – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
Children with autism often exhibit difficulties with reading comprehension. Recent studies have demonstrated positive outcomes for typical learners from the internet-based reading comprehension program, Headsprout Reading Comprehensiont. In the present study, a preliminary evaluation of HRC was conducted with six children with autism. The primary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ottley, Jennifer R.; Hartman, Sara L.; Bates, Perianne; Baker, Sarah – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
Intercultural competence is a necessary disposition for teachers in the United States who instruct an increasingly diverse group of P-12 students in inclusive settings. Viewing the world and inclusive practices from multicultural and global perspectives can be difficult when the majority of one's experiences occur within their own culture. The…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Inclusion, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Lubin, Jacqueline – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
Using an adaptation of Brownell and Smith's (1993) conceptual model, this study sought to examine the perception of primary and secondary special educators in St. Lucia of their roles as compared to roles of special education teachers universally. A survey, consisting of 89 Likert-scale statements and five closed ended questions, was administered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Garvis, Susanne; Sharma, Umesh – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
This article explores ninety-seven (n=97) Swedish Early Childhood (EC) preservice teachers' attitudes, concerns, and intentions to include children with disabilities in regular classrooms. A six-part self-reporting questionnaire was used to examine participants' attitudes, concerns, efficacy, and intentions toward inclusion. The results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Barrio, Brenda L.; Miller, Darcy; Ojeme, Caroline; Tamakloe, Deborah – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
There has been a gradual move toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in Nigeria promoted by the National Policy of Education, as well as polices emerging from UNESCO; however, the infrastructure and resources to make inclusion happen are generally lacking. Based on this report and the need for more information on teachers' and parents'…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Hatcher, Allison; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Sese, Kenneth – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
Providing evidence-based early intervention (EI) to caregivers is an effective way to promote development in young children. EI services in the United States have decreased risk factors associated with language impairment (LI) as they help improve both short and long-term outcomes for both caregivers and children. The positive results for EI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregivers, Early Intervention, Coaching (Performance)
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Nordness, Philip D.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Geležiniene, Renata; Kuhn, Miriam – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
Given the increasing international calls for more strength-based assessment, there is a need for European schools, mental health programs and family service agencies to identify psychometrically sound instruments in their native languages. The purpose of this study was to examine the convergent and concurrent validity for [?] the Behavioral and…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Indo European Languages
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Andzik, Natalie R.; Schaefer, John M.; Nichols, Robert T.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
Schools in the United States support a large group of students requiring the assistance of augmentative and alternate communication (AAC). It is currently unknown what types of training and supports special education teachers require or are receiving to meet the needs of these students. A convenience sample of 3,200 teachers was surveyed about the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Students with Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Gilor, Orit; Katz, Michael – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
In this article, we report on a study that sought to examine the willingness of pre-service teachers to apply the inclusion policy for students with disability. The study considered the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1985, 1991) as a means to explain the willingness of pre-service teachers in general and of the subgroups to engage in inclusive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Rama, Irene; Kontu, Elina; Pirttimaa, Raija – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a multi-disciplinary, team-developed plan that is required for a child receiving special education services. IEPs are tools for setting objectives that are responsive to students with special needs. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is a hierarchical…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Goal Orientation
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine what caregivers with children who have disabilities desire regarding inclusive recreational facilities and playgrounds for their children, the constraints that affect their recreational opportunities for the family as a whole, and the dream recreational facilities and playgrounds that would support…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Inclusion, Recreational Facilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Williamson, Robert L.; Jasper, Andrea; Novak, Jeanne; Smith, Clinton; Hunter, William; Casey, Laura; Reeves, Kay – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2019
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recently released updated standards regarding how to determine whether any particular intervention may be deemed an evidence-based practice (EBP). As new criteria regarding the acceptance of any specific intervention as evidence-based become available, the question arises: Would the application of new…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Intervention, Academic Standards
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Mohammed, Feruz – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2018
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of behaviours characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This study evaluates the effects of a tailored Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IYTCM) programme aimed to improve participating children's on-task behaviour in a group of 6 to 10 year old…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Conceptual Tempo
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Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Dieker, Lisa A. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2018
For refugee children with disabilities, international agencies provide largely humanitarian assistance, including education. However, the obstacles associated with refugee existence can impede progress in the movement towards educating children with disabilities in inclusive settings. This literature review summarizes the historical progression…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Refugees, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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Eldar, Eitan; Ayvazo, Shiri; Hirschmann, Michal – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2018
Classroom management still remains a topic of major apprehension for teachers, and especially for those teaching students who display challenging behaviors. This paper presents an empirical examination that supplemented an exceptional project of the ministry of education in a small Middle-East country to support students with severe problem…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Self Contained Classrooms
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