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Nijakowska, Joanna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to problematize the concept of foreign language (FL) teacher self-reported preparedness to respond to the special educational needs of FL learners with dyslexia by employing appropriate inclusive teaching practices. The paper shortly characterises dyslexia and then elaborates on the components of preparedness, namely,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Dyslexia, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Campoy-Cubillo, Mari Carmen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Genuine instances of communication are multimodal in nature. Thus, important aspects of effective communication such as gestures, facial expression, visual context, or interpersonal distance, are usually present in listening events and participate in the communicative act, creating a given multimodal message. The Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Native Speakers
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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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Björnsdóttir, Kristín – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The college experience in Iceland has traditionally been reserved for those who have passed the matriculation examination and meet the admission requirements of higher educational institutions. Since 2007, the University of Iceland has offered a Vocational Diploma Programme for people with intellectual disabilities in inclusive settings. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Inclusion, Intellectual Disability
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Anastasiou, Dimitris; Kauffman, James M.; Di Nuovo, Santo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Inclusion of students with disabilities when appropriate is an important goal of special education for students with special needs. Full inclusion, meaning no education for any child in a separate setting, is held to be desirable by some, and Italy is likely the nation with an education system most closely approximating full inclusion on the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Needs
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief background about special education system in Jordan and particularly describes the present types of programmes and legislation provided within the country to students with special needs, as well as integration movement. Jordan has historically provided a limited number of educational opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Black-Hawkins, Kristine – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Over the last few decades, developments have taken place at international, national and local levels that have encouraged more inclusive forms of educational provision. However, many practising teachers remain concerned that they lack the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to support an increasingly diverse range of learners in their…
Descriptors: Teachers, Educational Change, Guidance, Inclusion
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Rama, Irene; Kontu, Elina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to introduce a research design, which aims to find useful pedagogical adaptations for teaching pupils with autism. Autism is a behavioural syndrome characterised by disabilities and dysfunctions in interaction and communication, which is why it is interesting to explore educational processes particularly from an…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Students, Autism, Learning Processes
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Parsons, Sarah; Cobb, Sue – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
In the past decade there has been a rapid advance in the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies for leisure, training and education. VR is argued to offer particular benefits for children on the autism spectrum, chiefly because it can offer simulations of authentic real-world situations in a carefully controlled and safe environment. Given the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Technology Uses in Education
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Reynhout, Georgina; Carter, Mark – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Social Stories[TM] are an intervention widely used with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This paper discusses a possible theoretical rationale that might account for the purported efficacy of Social Stories[TM]. Attributes of individuals with ASD in relation to Social Story intervention including difficulties with theory of mind…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; Farrell, Ann Marie; Ware, Jean; McCall, Steve; Pavey, Sue – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This article considers the concept of access in the education of visually impaired children and young people, with particular reference to print literacy. The article describes implications for teaching and policy at various levels of the educational process: classroom practice; broader teaching and curriculum requirements (including service…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Visual Impairments, Professional Training, Access to Education
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Lifshitz, Hefziba; Shtein, Sarit; Weiss, Itzhak; Svisrsky, Naama – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
We previously reported a meta-analysis of explicit memory studies in populations with intellectual disability (ID). The current study discusses the educational implications of this meta-analysis. The main factors at the core of these implications can be divided into two categories: those related to task characteristics (e.g., depth of processing,…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Memory, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation
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Cooper, Paul – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
In this paper some key practice and policy implications emerging from a review of literature on effective teacher strategies for social, emotional and behavioural difficulties are set out. Particular attention is given to implications in relation to the development of teachers' skills.
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Marschark, Marc; Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth; Adams, Jennifer; Sapere, Patricia – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children typically lag behind hearing age-mates in academic achievement. This paper describes recent findings indicating language and cognitive differences between DHH and hearing students that appear to explain some of their classroom challenges. There is currently only limited evidence with regard to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Deafness, Teaching Methods
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Ockelford, A.; Welch, G.; Jewell-Gore, L.; Cheng, E.; Vogiatzoglou, A.; Himonides, E. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
This article reports the latest phase of research in the "Sounds of intent" project, which is seeking, as a long-term goal, to map musical development in children and young people with severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties (SLD or PMLD). Previous exploratory work had resulted in a framework of six putative…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Music Education, Observation, Developmental Stages
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