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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The prevalence of autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been increasing across the world. Previous studies in Norway reported, that the prevalence rate for 0-10-year-old children is 1 in 166, and in the case of 11-year-old children it is 1 in 125. Moreover, another nationwide study discovered that 1 in 192 males and 1 in 695 females between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
From a purely educationist perspective, gaining a deeper understanding of several aspects related to the prevalence of autism/ASD in a given population is of great value in planning and improving educational and psychological intervention for treatment, training, and teaching of children with this disorder. In this article, I present and discuss…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Clinical Diagnosis
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van den Broek, Paul; Kendeou, Panayiota; Lousberg, Sandra; Visser, Gootje – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
To understand what they read or hear, children and adults must create a coherent mental representation of presented information. Recent research suggests that the ability to do so starts to develop early--well before reading age--and that early individual differences are predictive of later reading-comprehension performance. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students