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Alsuhaibani, Aseel S.; Evmenova, Anya S.; Graff, Heidi J.; Duke, Jodi M. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2021
There is limited recognition of the concept of self-determination in Middle Eastern cultures. Consequently, there are no adapted measures of self-determination for Arabic adolescents with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, or multiple disabilities (intellectual disability and physical impairment). The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Females, Adolescents
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Hassanein, Elsayed Elshabrawi A.; Adawi, Taha Rabie; Johnson, Evelyn S. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2021
This study set out to investigate teachers' perceptions of barriers to including children with disabilities in general schools in Egypt. This descriptive, qualitative study drew on a purposive sample of twelve general and special education teachers within two educational districts in Cairo, Egypt. Through in-depth interviews, teachers were asked…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Annalise; Beamish, Wendi; Tucker, Madonna; Paynter, Jessica; Walker, Sue – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2021
Extensive work has been undertaken in North America on effective practices in early childhood education, early childhood special education, and autism-specific interventions. Much of this work, however, has not been disseminated in teacher-friendly ways nor has it been translated into useable formats that support teacher uptake and incorporation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Teachers
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Alqahtani, Abdulaziz; Luckner, John – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2021
This study was conducted to investigate the perceptions of parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) regarding the support and services provided to them and their children. One hundred fifty-eight parents of children who are DHH were surveyed. The survey questions focused on five areas: early…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Family Needs, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Jozwik, Sara; Karlan, George Peterson; Kaczorowski, Tara – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
This study investigated students' use of assistive technology (AT) tools within the context of Plan, Organize, Write, Edit, Revise (POWER) strategy instruction for writing explanations. Instruction took place in a fifth-grade classroom that included four students with learning, attention, or emotional disabilities and 19 peers without…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Ntiakoh-Ayipah, Daniel; Dogbe, Joslin Alexei; Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Twum, Frank; Owusu, Michael; Kumi, Hammond; Afari, Priscilla; Donnir, Gordon – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
In recent times, international deliberations have centered on inaccessibility of essential services to persons with disabilities. These systematic discriminations have accounted for high rates of poverty and deplorable living standards among persons with disabilities. Deliberate attempts are being made to safeguard the rights and well-being of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Elementary School Students, Incidence
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Baker, Diana; Ackerman, Lyndsey; Pohl, Phoebe; Kim, Hyejung – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
This study examines collaboration between American special educators and Somali American families of boys with autism through the lens of capital theory. Subthemes are organized according to phases in the educational planning process, from ongoing and pre-meeting interactions through finalization of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Special Education Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Macdonald, Libby; Trembath, David; Ashburner, Jill; Costley, Debra; Haas, Kaaren; Keen, Deb – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2020
A number of studies have demonstrated visual schedules and work systems to be effective in assisting students on the autism spectrum to stay on task and work independently. However, evidence of effectiveness does not ensure a timely implementation of interventions in applied educational contexts. The translatability of interventions depends, to a…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
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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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