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Hwang, Jiwon; Riccomini, Paul J. – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Developing an understanding of fractions is critical, as it is the first connection of whole-number properties to rational numbers within a single framework. The unique properties of fractions necessitate solution processes that are distinctive and often more complicated than whole-number processes, resulting in many students struggling with…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Learning Disabilities, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction
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Layes, Smail; Chouchani, Mohamed Salah; Mecheri, Soulef; Lalonde, Robert; Rebaï, Mohamed – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
We predicted that Arabic-speaking children with specific learning disabilities in reading (dyslexia) and spelling (in writing) benefit from a visuomotor-based intervention programme for the development of letter knowledge and the improvement of word and pseudo-word decoding as well as spelling (dictation). It was predicted that the mediation of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Akbar, Sarwat; Woods, Kevin – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the need to provide culturally competent children's services which support each child's right to full educational participation, the current systematic literature review aims to provide an up-to-date, international review of empirical studies that investigate the experience of minority ethnic heritage parents who have a child with special…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Cultural Awareness, Childrens Rights, Minority Groups
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Arnold, Sharon; Reed, Phil – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Approximately 30% of school-aged individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are nonverbal (that is, they have little or no spontaneous spoken language). Most reading tests require verbalisation, which may under-estimate reading ability in this group. To determine decoding abilities of nonverbal children with ASD (with an age range of 72 to…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Decoding (Reading)
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Russell, Abigail Emma; Tay, Marianne; Ford, Tamsin; Russell, Ginny; Moore, Darren – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
There is little research exploring educational practitioners' experiences of working with children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current study aimed to understand educational practitioners' beliefs concerning the home lives of children with ADHD, and how they perceive that home lives affect children's behaviour in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Experience, Family Environment
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Curran, Helen – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
The introduction of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms were hailed in 2014, by the then Government, as the most significant change to SEND policy for 30 years. Despite the changes introduced, the 2015 Code continued to place responsibility for the co-ordination of provision for children with special educational needs…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Special Needs Students
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Cantali, Dianne – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This article presents the findings, from a systematic review of international literature, of the existing research into the transition to secondary school of children with additional support needs, which happens for most children at around 11-12 years of age in Scotland. It brings an original contribution to the existing literature through its…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Preadolescents, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs
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Pitts, Laura; Gent, Stacey; Hoerger, Marguerite L. – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Interventions based on applied behaviour analysis (ABA) have been shown to improve outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but there is very little research into outcomes for older pupils. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an ABA intervention for pupils with ASD and additional learning difficulties in a UK special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism
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Winter, Sophie; Bunn, Helena – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This article explores the perspectives of educational psychologists across England with regard to their professional involvement, role and contribution to special schools for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). An online survey was distributed to all educational psychology services in England and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role
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Pettersson, Gerd; Ström, Kristina – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to shed light on how work-related teacher support in the form of special educational consultation can promote the professional development of teachers working in rural schools located in sparsely populated areas. The phenomenon studied was professional collaboration between class teachers and special educators in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers
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Minott, Mark – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This article has three aims: to continue the process of giving credence to reflective teaching, which is integral to effective teaching and learning; to make explicit the connections between reflective teaching and inclusive teaching; and to identify key tasks for teachers in the inclusive classroom. Relevant articles were selected for inclusion…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques
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Hellmich, Frank; Loeper, Marwin Felix – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Children with special educational needs often feel lonely in classrooms, are less accepted by their classmates and have fewer friendships. Their classmates' positive attitudes towards them are important for their social participation in inclusive classrooms. According to the theory of social referencing, children's attitudes towards peers with…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Learning Disabilities
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Ross, Helen – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
Parents'/carers' experiences of their children's dyslexia were explored in a mainstream secondary school in England. Interviews were undertaken with the parents/carers of young people at Hilltop View School, a secondary school in south-west England. Bourdieusian concepts of field, habitus and practice were powerful in underpinning analysis using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities
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Cai, Li; Dearden, Jackie; Jin, Xiaojing – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study uses a conceptual framework devised by Norwich and Lewis in the UK in 2007 to examine the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in China. Norwich and Lewis, whose expressed intention was to offer 'a starting point for setting out a coherent and common framework of teaching that is inclusive',…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities
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Hoskin, Janet – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
In England, legislation introduced in 2014 to reform support for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) from birth to 25 years of age has been described as the biggest change in SEND for 30 years. Support now focuses on improved outcomes for young people with SEND, and aims to be more aspirational and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Special Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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