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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Research on Self-Determination Theory has shown that teachers' need-supportive behaviour is associated with student motivation and engagement. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at increasing the motivation of students with congenital and acquired deafblindness by enhancing teachers' need-supportive…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Deaf Blind, Foreign Countries
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Kleemans, Tijs; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The present study investigated the role of both cognitive and linguistic predictors in basic arithmetic skills (i.e., addition and subtraction) in 69 first-language (L1) learners and 60 second-language (L2) learners from the second grade of primary schools in the Netherlands. All children were tested on non-verbal intelligence, working memory,…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills, Predictor Variables, Second Language Learning
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van Gorp, Karly; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The direct, transfer and retention effects of a repeated reading intervention study of single CVC (consonant in the onset and a vowel and consonant in the rime) words in kindergartners with partial letter knowledge were examined. A total of 26 second-year kindergartners participated in this study. Participants were divided over two feedback…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Feedback (Response)
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de Leeuw, Linda; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Incidental word learning is influenced by context, task, and reader characteristics. The present study aimed to determine the contribution and interactions of these factors for fifth-grade students. The focus was on contextual differences: words' meanings are inferred from local or global contexts. This effect was tested as a function of task: gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Damhuis, Carmen M. P.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We investigated the sustained effects of explicit versus implicit instruction on the breadth and depth of children's vocabularies, while taking their general vocabulary and verbal short-term memory into account. Two experimental groups with 12 and 15 kindergarten children respectively learned two sets of 17 words counterbalanced to be taught first…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups
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Boers, Erika; Janssen, Marleen J.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; Ruijssenaars, Wied A. J. J. M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
Many people with severe disabilities face difficulties communicating with their communication partners and rely primarily on prelinguistic communication. It is accepted that dynamic assessment can play an important role in improving communication and in measuring a person's ability to learn new communicative skills. Less is known, however, about…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Severe Disabilities, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication
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Koster, Marloes; Pijl, Sip Jan; Nakken, Han; Van Houten, Els – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This study addresses the social participation of young students (Grades One to Three) with special needs in regular Dutch primary schools. More specifically, the focus lies on four key themes related to social participation: friendships/relationships, contacts/interactions, students' social self-perception, and acceptance by classmates. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
A study evaluated effects of a multifaceted training procedure on the inappropriate and appropriate social behavior of five adolescents with mild intellectual disability and on staff responses. The training included video feedback and self-management procedures and staff training with video and graphic feedback. Results indicated increases in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Feedback, Foreign Countries
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Hendriks, A. H. C.; De Moor, J. M. H.; Oud, J. H.; Savelberg, M. M. H. W.; Bargeman, W. H. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
Sixty-two infant teachers and 88 therapists (physical, occupational, and speech) working in therapeutic toddler classes in the Netherlands completed a job questionnaire for job stress. Most job stress was perceived to be a result of lack of non-contact time. Nine sources of job stress were identified. The four disciplines responded differently to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Infants, Preschool Education
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Didden, Robert; De Moor, Jan; Kruit, Inge Wichink – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
A case study assessed the efficacy of extinction of parental attention on nighttime crying of a 2-year-old Dutch child with a physical disability. Parents of the child were instructed to ignore nighttime crying. Extinction of parental attention was effective in the elimination and long-term maintenance of nighttime crying. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Child Rearing
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Evenhuis, Heleen M.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
Twelve middle-aged Dutch adults with Down's syndrome and hearing loss received tympanic ventilation tubes or hearing aids and habituation training. Staff members reported subtle positive reactions to treatment in five subjects, but no statistically significant changes were found in social involvement and nonverbal reactions, verbal reactions,…
Descriptors: Downs Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Hearing Aids, Hearing Impairments
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Duker, Pieter; Backbier, Hetty; Bouts, Lex; Van Spaandonk, Lisette; Seys, Daniel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
A study investigated the relationship between condition of employment of 388 direct-care staff in the Netherlands and the distribution of their activities in residential facilities for people with intellectual disability. Results found that employee characteristics tended to affect nonresident-oriented activities of direct-care staff rather than…
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Attainment, Employee Attitudes, Foreign Countries