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Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
For students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), learning social skills is an intricate but essential task to facilitate social inclusion and participation. Limited research is available on social skills interventions for adolescents with ASD and intellectual disabilities (ID). This article presents a case study that illustrates how the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten; Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Qualitative interviews form an efficient tool when wanting to access the subjective experiences of an individual. For respondents with intellectual disability, facilitation of the interview may be necessary to help them provide rich descriptions. In this article, the authors discuss several communication techniques from counselling practice…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Intellectual Disability, Communication Strategies
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Garrels, Veerle; Granlund, Mats – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This study describes the adaptation and validation of the American Institute for Research (AIR) Self-Determination Scale for use in Norwegian research and education. The study contributes to the field by enabling reliable assessment of self-determination of Norwegian students with intellectual disability. The operational equivalence of the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Intellectual Disability, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Garrels, Veerle – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Being able to set personal high-quality goals and having the skills to make plans for goal attainment are associated with higher performance, increased student involvement at school, and higher levels of self-determination. This study examines self-reported goals of 83 Norwegian elementary and lower secondary school students with and without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Intellectual Disability, Self Determination