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Zigler, Richard; Sellah, Lusweti; Vincent, Macmbinji; Vivian, Jumba; Brown, Kaggi; Bernadette, Namirembe – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
Education for all children is a fundamental right enshrined in national and international regulatory frameworks. Yet, the right to education does not necessarily imply inclusion. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF, 2014), a large segment of children are not in school and have long remained invisible, hidden, and forgotten:…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Sisk, Cara; Howard, Martha – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
In this study, the authors amplify the voices of children with disabilities who have experienced different aspects of the healthcare field. This qualitative study used interviews, drawings, and medical play to discover three participants' perspectives on previous healthcare experiences. Inductive analysis was applied to investigate the child…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Children, Health Services, Childhood Attitudes
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Williams, Natalie A.; Nelson, Kristin L.; Rasmussen, Clay L.; Alexander, Melina; Ricks, April H. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
Teachers are often required by their administrators to implement Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) into their daily routines. Although there is research to support wide reading, there is little to support the specific practice of SSR. Recent researchers have suggested modified versions of SSR to better address the needs of struggling readers,…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Sustained Silent Reading
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Brewer, Robin; Carroll, Diane; Quintana, Gina – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
Using a comprehensive set of quality indicators grounded in evidence-based practices, evaluation, planning, and improvement of services for students with the most significant support needs can be completed. This nine-step process is described with examples for implementation.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Planning, Severe Disabilities, Educational Quality
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Lazarus, Kelechi Uchemadu; Oluwole, David Adebayo – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
This study focuses on the influence of gender, knowledge of, and attitude towards, disabilities on the stigmatization of persons with disabilities. The research design employed was a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was civil servants in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The sample was made up of 250 civil servants, using…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Knowledge Level, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Bias
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Yakubova, Gulnoza; Zehner, Ashley; Aladsani, Mohamed – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Self-Determined Career Development Model (SDCDM) on progress towards three goals of a young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), using a multiple probe across goals design. Following the intervention, the young adult made progress towards each of his three goals that exceeded the…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Career Development
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Osipova, Anna V.; Ricci, Leila A.; Menzies, Holly – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Learning a foreign language is a critical skill in the current context of globalization and multicultural communication. Present secondary and post-secondary foreign language classes admit increasing numbers of students with learning disabilities (LD). Given the particular challenges faced by these students in the area of language processing,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Autism
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Whitaker, Susan D.; Pae, Holly; Jones, Julie P. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors used a single subject A-B-A design to investigate the effectiveness of Self-Modeling Narratives (SMNs) as a behavioral intervention for two students diagnosed as having a learning disability and one with a developmental delay. SMNs are personalized stories that explain a situation and then use the student to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Student Behavior
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Ajuwon, Paul M.; Chitiyo, George – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
In this study, the researchers explored the state of the use of assistive technology (AT) in Nigeria through a survey of 165 special educators. The underlying structure of the respondents' perceptions, and their challenges and barriers to the use of AT, were examined. Among other findings, the largest proportion of students using AT are those with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Teacher Surveys, Special Education Teachers
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Alamri, Abdulrahman; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the United States (U.S.) both have procedures in place for identifying and serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the general classroom setting. To determine differences in teachers' attitude towards autism in Saudi and the U.S., data were gathered, compared, and contrasted from both general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disability Identification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Gibson, Lenwood – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Hobson's Choice is a psychological philosophy that prescribes a "take-it-or-leave-it" approach when addressing the problematic behaviors of students. Logically, this choice provides a traditional order in the classroom and gives teachers and service providers the sole power and authority to manage problem behaviors. For many students…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Cultural Relevance, Intervention
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Pace, Darra A.; Blue, Elfreda V. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Over the last several decades, recognition of the educational rights of individuals with disabilities has grown from a request for acceptance to a demand for inclusion. While many countries have made progress in inclusive education, the majority of individuals with disabilities lack access to basic education. One explanation for this situation is…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Disabilities, Student Rights, Inclusion
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Fakolade, O. A.; Oyedokun, S. O. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The paper considered several psychosocial variables as predictors of school adjustment of 40 gifted students with learning disabilities in Junior Secondary School in Ikenne Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Purposeful random sampling was employed to select four schools from 13 junior secondary schools in the area, six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Student Adjustment
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Simpson, Lisa A.; Qi, Sharon; He, Kan; Tao, Qing Qing – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Identifying students with ASD in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has lagged behind western countries, particularly the United States. Families often have to travel long distances to obtain a diagnosis and then are faced with few treatment options once the diagnosis is made. Recent laws governing special education in the PRC do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods
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