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Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article presents a framework for practitioners in education and psychology to select accommodations based on student profiles and testing demands. A brief history of testing accommodations policy in the US and a definition of terms provide context for the discussion. A review of theory and empirical findings related to testing accommodations…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
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Couzens, Donna; Cuskelly, Monica; Jobling, Anne – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Stanford Binet: Fourth Edition (SB:IV) assessments have been collected longitudinally for 195 individuals with Down syndrome. This article discusses individual assessments which were selected for their ability to highlight major concerns that practitioners need to consider when interpreting intelligence test scores with this population. In this…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests
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Daniels, Harry – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
In this article I will discuss the route by which I came to work with Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). The brief tracing of my own biography will highlight theoretical and methodological milestones. I will then discuss my current work, with colleagues, on approaches to investigating and improving the learning of professionals who are…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Social Isolation, Professional Development, Research Methodology
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Ghesquiere, Pol; Maes, Bea; Vandenberghe, Roland – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
Research on special needs education is often very complex and puts specific demands on the methodology used. Data-triangulation, at the very least, is required. In most of our recent research projects on the development of special needs education in Flanders (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium), we have made use of qualitative case studies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Case Studies, Special Needs Students
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Roberts, Clare; Mazzucchelli, Trevor; Taylor, Kelly; Reid, Rosine – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This article makes the case for early intervention with young children with both developmental and behavioral problems. It cites intervention research that supports the effectiveness of parent management training and the use of applied behavior analysis, but recognizes the need for randomized controlled trials with adequate follow-up and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Cone, Alicia A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A telephone survey of 90 advisors to self-advocacy groups identified a wide array of advisor activities and gained information on how advisors see their activities changing as groups develop. Results are interpreted in terms of theories of group development. Results suggest that, instead of rigid stages of group development, a more flexible model…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Disabilities, Group Dynamics, Group Guidance
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Baker, Daniel J.; Feil, Edward G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A survey of 46 agencies providing residential support to persons with disabilities examined their capacity to support persons with disabilities who present challenging behaviors. Two independent variables (organizational stability and administrative leadership) and four dependent variables (staff structures, staff training, measurement systems,…
Descriptors: Administration, Agencies, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
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Duker, Pieter C.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1996
This report describes a database, Database Problem Behavior, which provides professionals in the area of problem behaviors and developmental disabilities with accessible information beyond their own disciplines. The current machine-readable database encompasses 885 empirical studies on the functional analysis and behavioral and pharmacological…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Science Research, Databases
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Margolis, Howard; Freund, Lisa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1991
This paper discusses research on cooperative learning, shows how it can help meet student needs in heterogeneous classes, addresses how to overcome potential problems, and offers implementation guidelines. It also provides a framework for initiating cooperative learning in ways that reduce or eliminate resistance. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Margolis, Howard – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This article describes common forms of relaxation training that can be used with at-risk or exceptional students in remedial, special education, or regular settings. In addition to reviewing salient research assessing the effects of relaxation training on reading achievement, attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, self-concept, stress, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Attention Control, Behavior Change
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Strom, Robert; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
Sixty-eight gifted disadvantaged youngsters (ages 4-8) participated in a summer institute. A common and differentiated curriculum was developed for Anglo and Hispanic parents based on their expressed expectations regarding child development. Home and school were successfully enjoined in a collaborative educational effort by providing a…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Cooperation, Enrichment Activities, Gifted Disadvantaged
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Borkowski, John G.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
A literature-based model of good information processing is sketched describing how metacognitive knowledge influences strategy selection and use. Three problems for learning-disabled students in using study strategies productively are discussed: neurological impairments; deficiencies in general world knowledge; and negative beliefs, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
The strategies instructional approach developed at the University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities is described. The approach teaches students strategies in the academic, social, motivational, and executive functioning areas that will enable students to meet content learning demands and modifies instructional environments…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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Conway, Robert N. F.; Ashman, Adrian F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Problems are identified in adapting findings of laboratory-based cognitive instruction to mainstream classes. A metacognitive instruction model called Process-based Instruction (PBI) is then described. PBI recognizes the importance of interactions between student, teacher, and curriculum content and involves assessment, orientation, strategy…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Strategies
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Kemp, Max – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Studies and practices in which parents help children with oral reading are reviewed. The paper argues against techniques which focus on only the mechanical aspects of reading. The paper describes a program for training parents as tutors which uses transcripts of parent/child interactions during the reading process to show reading development.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Interaction Process Analysis
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