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Parsons, Sarah; Lewis, Ann; Ellins, Jean – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
A recent review of educational provision for children with special educational needs by the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee in 2006 singled out children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) as being in need of special attention and highlighted the frustration felt by parents. One implication is that parents of children with ASD…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Educational Needs, Disability Discrimination, Autism
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Lewis, Ann; Parsons, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
There is a striking dearth of studies focusing sensitively and in depth on the mainstream educational experiences of children with epilepsy, as viewed by those children themselves. The one-year project (2006-7) reported here addresses that gap. Children's perceptions about mainstream teachers' understanding of epilepsy and school-based needs are…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Seizures, Young Adults, Methods
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Lewis, Ann – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Reidun Tangen begins by reviewing interest in children's "voice" (encompassing the consumer driven, rights based, etc). The main body of her paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of child voice in the research context and, in particular, various interpretations of "the subject" (i.e., the knower) and what it is that is known (i.e., the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Childhood Needs, Child Advocacy, Reader Response
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Lewis, Ann; Lewis, Vicky – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1988
The study examined changes in attitudes of nine non-handicapped (NH) six- and seven-year-olds toward peers with severe learning difficulties (SLD) after experience of structured integration sessions over one school year. The NH children had generally maintained their positive attitudes though attitudes toward classmates thought to be "not very…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Elementary Education, Peer Acceptance