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Alesi, Marianna; Pecoraro, Donatella; Pepi, Annamaria – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Executive functioning (EF) is a key cognitive process for development. Little is known about EF in Kindergarten children at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), despite this age being one of the most critical and intensive period of motor and cognitive development. In our investigation we compared EF in kindergarten children at risk…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Kindergarten, Young Children, At Risk Students
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Rytioja, Marleene; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Many behavioural and emotional characteristics are associated with children's peer relationships. The purpose of this study is to examine behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children. 773 third-grade children (51% girls) are assessed with a sociometric questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Rejection (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Funderud, Tonje; Mononen, Riikka; Radišic, Jelena; Laine, Anu – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The study aimed to investigate variations in addition and subtraction fluency by observing grade three students in Norway (n = 253, M[ subscript age] = 8.38 y.) and Finland (n = 209, M[subscript age] = 9.35 y.) while controlling for their age and non-verbal reasoning. Gender differences were also examined. The focus of the study was on the…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Shilshtein, Evguenia; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This study compared discrepancies between children's academic and social self-perceptions and parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's academic and social competence among 89 first-grade children: 45 children at risk for learning disabilities (RLD) and 44 of typically developing peers (TD). The relationship between self-perceptions among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Learning Disabilities
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Bjørklund, Oda; Lydersen, Stian; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
As traditional teaching methods may fail to serve children with special needs, special education (SE) services aim to compensate for the shortcomings of conventional schooling. However, despite of numerous studies on the effectiveness of SE services, the influence of potential selection bias remains a real challenge, and only a few studies have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Klein, Kelsey E.; Wie, Ona Bø – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Narratives require the integration of many different linguistic skills and can be used as an ecologically valid measure of child language development. This study investigated the narrative skills of 18 six- to seven-year-old prelingually deaf children who received simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants (CI) between 5 and 18 months of age. No…
Descriptors: Surgery, Assistive Technology, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Garpelin, Anders – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to deepen the understanding of teacher's perspective on how to promote all children's learning in reading and writing in grade 1 of primary school. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in a Swedish context with 18 primary school teachers, representing a large collective experience from working as teachers in grade 1.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement, Semi Structured Interviews
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Eden, Sigal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children reveal considerable difficulty in producing an organised and complete narrative. The current study conducted a three-month intervention to improve D/HH children's storytelling ability through training in arranging episodes of temporal scripts, and telling the stories they created. We examined 65 D/HH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Intervention, Story Telling
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Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of the reported interview study from Sweden is to contribute to our understanding of how head teachers can promote inclusive practices. Five head teachers were selected from a larger sample of head teachers working in compulsory schools (6-16) according to specific criteria in order to obtain head teachers who work effectively and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Silvestre, Nuria; Valero, Jesus – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
When a child has some hearing loss, a great number of interdependent factors of human development, and more particularly linguistic development that come into play, is apparent. From a school perspective, some requirements can be met in order to make school the best place to enhance this linguistic development, while at the same time the deaf…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Sentences, Oral Language, Language Acquisition
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Talmor, Rachel; Reiter, Shunit; Feigin, Neomi – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
The aims of the research were to identify the environmental factors that relate to the work of regular school teachers who have students with special needs in their classroom, and to find out the correlation between these factors and teacher burnout. A total 330 primary school teachers filled in a questionnaire that had three parts: (1) personal…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Special Needs Students, Teacher Burnout, Correlation
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Waite, Susan J.; Bromfield, Carolyn; McShane, Stephen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
An evaluation of two pilot projects of inclusion of students from special schools for moderate and severe learning difficulties in mainstream primary and secondary schools in south-west England stimulated the development of a methodology and tools to measure levels and quality of inclusive activity. The unresolved theoretical debate about what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Methods, Learning Problems, Special Schools
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Ring, Emer; Travers, Joseph – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005
The aim of this study was to examine the inclusion of a pupil with a severe general learning difficulty in a four-teacher mainstream primary school, located in rural Ireland. The research employed a qualitative multiple operationism approach to data collection. Data were analysed qualitatively, and quantitative reporting and display procedures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Specialists, Educational Needs
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