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Cunningham, Cliff; Glenn, Sheila – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
The limited literature on awareness of differences and stigma in people with intellectual disabilities is largely sociological, emphasises pathology, and has rarely used a developmental perspective with representative samples. Interviews, photographs and standardised tests were used to investigate such awareness with 77 young adults with Down…
Descriptors: Mental Age, Coping, Developmental Stages, Self Concept
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Glenn, Sheila; Cunningham, Cliff – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
This study explored the self-understanding of 77 young people with Down syndrome aged from 17 to 24 years, with verbal mental ages ranging from less than 2 years 6 months to 12 years 4 months. The aim was to determine whether the self-understanding of these young people followed a typical developmental pathway, whether they were making social…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Self Concept, Young Adults, Individual Development
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Cunningham, Cliff; Glenn, Sheila – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
The limited literature on awareness of differences and stigma in people with intellectual disabilities is largely sociological, emphasises pathology, and has rarely used a developmental perspective with representative samples. Interviews, photographs and standardised tests were used to investigate such awareness with 77 young adults with Down…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Mental Age, Coping, Down Syndrome
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Glenn, Sheila; Cunningham, Cliff – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2004
This study explored the self-understanding of 77 young people with Down syndrome aged from 17 to 24 years, with verbal mental ages ranging from less than 2 years 6 months to 12 years 4 months. The aim was to determine whether the self-understanding of these young people followed a typical developmental pathway, whether they were making social…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Young Adults, Self Esteem, Developmental Stages
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Glenn, Sheila; Cunningham, Cliff – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study assessed the usefulness of three measures of self-esteem in 72 British individuals (ages 17-24) with Down syndrome. Internal consistency estimates were high, but validity was only demonstrated for the Self-Perception Profile for Learning Disabled Students, supporting its use with individuals with verbal mental ages of around 7 years.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Downs Syndrome, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals)