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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Dempsey, Ian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) is identified as a research-based approach used in many Western schools to support student behaviour. This study aimed to assist Thai classroom teachers by providing a professional development and learning programme in FBA to develop an effective and efficient process to address behaviour problems and allow…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Behavior Problems
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Dunst, Carl J.; Dempsey, Ian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
A growing body of research demonstrates that the nature of the relationship between parents and professionals and parents' judgements of their feelings of empowerment are closely linked. This article focuses on one component of this relationship--partnerships--and reports on the association between parent-professional partnership and both parent…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Developmental Delays, Parent Attitudes, Teamwork
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil; Jenkinson, Josephine – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article discusses the impact of legislative and special education policy on the educational enrollment of students with a disability across Australia. Enrollment trends in New South Wales and Victoria are examined and discussed within the context of their respective special education policies, disability discrimination legislation, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational History
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
This article reviews research on educational approaches to the management of autism. Approaches include sensory-motor therapies (sensory integration training, auditory integration therapy, music therapy), applied behavior analysis, communication therapies, multi-treatment programs, and play and group therapy. Recommendations are made about the…
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Autism, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This paper reviews the literature on empowerment as a psychological construct and as an outcome of disability service provision. Key components of empowerment are identified, such as self-efficacy, sense of control, and participation/collaboration. Models of empowerment and allied constructs, including locus of control and power/powerlessness, are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Empowerment, Locus of Control, Models
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Dempsey, Ian; Foreman, Phil – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Reports the results of an analysis of trends in the placement of students with different disabilities in New South Wales from 1986-1994. Although there was a general trend of movement of students from special schools to support classes, there were some major differences across disability groups. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries