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Gilmore, Linda; Cuskelly, Monica; Browning, Melissa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The main purpose of the current study was to provide empirical evidence to support or refute assumptions of phenotypic deficits in motivation for children with Down syndrome (DS). Children with moderate intellectual disability (MID) associated with etiologies other than DS were recruited in an extension of a previous study that involved children…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders, Mastery Learning, Learning Motivation
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Su, Hui; Cuskelly, Monica; Gilmore, Linda; Sullivan, Karen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study examined the applicability of the four-factor structure of the short form of the Community Living Attitudes Scale-Intellectual Disability (CLAS-ID) in China, using a sample of 325 Chinese community members. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the original structure of the short form of the CLAS-ID did not adequately fit the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Jennifer; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
Knowledge about Down syndrome and attitudes toward the inclusion of children with Down syndrome were examined in 2,053 community members and 538 experienced teachers. Both groups displayed reasonably accurate knowledge. However, they significantly underestimated life expectancy. Around 20% of each group believed the regular classroom was the best…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Down Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cuskelly, Monica; Zhang, Airong; Gilmore, Linda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
Discusses the importance of teaching children with Down syndrome self-regulation, particularly the capacity to delay gratification and mastery motivation. Research findings in these two areas are described, including the role of maternal interaction in the development of mastery motivation. Future research needs are highlighted. (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Delay of Gratification, Downs Syndrome, Mothers