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Zyga, Olena; Russ, Sandra W.; Dimitropoulos, Anastasia – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Research has shown that children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have social-cognitive challenges and decreased quality parent-child interactions. However, given the low prevalence rate, developing interventions for children with PWS is faced with the significant challenge of enrolling enough participants for local studies. To better understand…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship
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Pitchford, E. Andrew; Siebert, Erin; Hamm, Jessica; Yun, Joonkoo – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Physical activity promotion is of need for youth with developmental disabilities. Parental perceptions of physical activity benefits may influence youth behaviors. This study investigated the relationship between parental beliefs on the importance of physical activity and physical activity levels among youth with disabilities. Parents and…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Youth, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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McDuffie, Andrea; Machalicek, Wendy; Bullard, Lauren; Nelson, Sarah; Mello, Melissa; Tempero-Feigles, Robyn; Castignetti, Nancy; Abbeduto, Leonard – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Using a single case design, a parent-mediated spoken-language intervention was delivered to three mothers and their school-aged sons with fragile X syndrome, the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability. The intervention was embedded in the context of shared storytelling using wordless picture books and targeted three empirically derived…
Descriptors: Intervention, Speech Communication, Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Bartlo, Pamela; Klein, Penelope J. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2011
Regular physical activity is vital for adult individuals with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of this review was to assess critically the evidence on effectiveness of physical activity interventions for adults with intellectual disability. An electronic database search was conducted. Research was then assessed for methodological rigor, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Mental Retardation
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Hofer, Scott M.; Gray, Kylie M.; Piccinin, Andrea M.; Mackinnon, Andrew; Bontempo, Daniel E.; Einfeld, Stewart L.; Hoffman, Lesa; Parmenter, Trevor; Tonge, Bruce J. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Individual change and variation in emotional/behavioral disturbance in children and adolescents with intellectual disability has received little empirical investigation. Based on 11 years of longitudinal data from the Australian Child to Adult Development Study, we report associations among individual differences in level, rate of change, and…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Check Lists, Mental Retardation, Psychopathology