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van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Westerveld, Marleen F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Personal narrative ability is crucial for social-emotional well-being and classroom participation. This study investigated the ability of 10 school-age participants with Down syndrome to share past personal experiences with their teacher aides in their school environment. To participate, children were required to speak in short sentences and be…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Down Syndrome, Teacher Aides, Pilot Projects
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McLay, Laurie; Schäfer, Martina C. M.; van der Meer, Larah; Couper, Llyween; McKenzie, Emma; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Lancioni, Giulio E.; Marschik, Peter B.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Sutherland, Dean – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Identifying an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) method for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might be informed by comparing their performance with, and preference for, a range of communication modalities. Towards this end, the present study involved two children with ASD who were taught to request the continuation of toy…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Children
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Gee, Susan B.; Croucher, Matthew J.; Beveridge, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures is routinely used in mental health services in the New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. However, the psychometric properties of the HoNOS65+ for elderly people have not been extensively evaluated. The aim of the present study was to examine the validity, reliability, and…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Reynolds, Meree; Wheldall, Kevin – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2007
Reading Recovery is an intensive literacy programme designed for young students who have been identified as being at-risk of reading failure after 1 year of schooling. The intervention was developed and trialled in New Zealand over 20 years ago and is now implemented in a number of education systems. The focus of this article is on recent research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Failure, Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention
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Glynn, Ted; McNaughton, Stuart – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article discusses how four direct observational principles have contributed to the development of assessment and tutoring strategies for individuals in English and Maori language reading tutoring programs. The assessment strategies generated from observations of reader and tutor interaction have provided strong support for learning to read in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holmes, Janet; Fillary, Rose – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
This study analyzed tape-recorded workplace small talk collected in New Zealand workplaces, including workplaces employing workers with intellectual disabilities. The topics, the distributional patterns, and the functions of small talk are described, and aspects of the management of small talk which may present problems to workers with…
Descriptors: Adults, Communication Skills, Employment, Foreign Countries
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Ballard, Keith; Bray, Anne; Shelton, Eric J.; Clarkson, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Fifteen fathers of children with disabilities living in urban and rural settings in New Zealand were interviewed about their experiences, which included their interactions with teachers and others in the school system. Eight key concerns of the fathers are discussed along with implications for policy and practice. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Moore, Dennis W.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
Sixty-three New Zealand schools were surveyed concerning establishment of Support Teacher positions to assist children with special needs. Results are discussed in terms of drift from the support team model, differences between primary and secondary schools in model implementation, the importance of training, and the importance of an active…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Practices
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Mitchell, David R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1996
This article considers how special education intersects with general education reforms in reference to such issues as choice, contestability, decentralization, and accountability. Particular attention is given to events in New Zealand since the institution of educational administration reforms in 1989. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Disabilities, Educational Administration
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Ballard, Keith D. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
Recent changes in New Zealand educational administration are empowering parents to seek integration into mainstream classrooms for their children with disabilities. These changes include an emerging economic model of schools, the establishment of the right of all children to education in state schools, and recognition of the rights of Maori…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Disabilities
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Wilton, Keri – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1994
This paper argues that New Zealand's policy to close special classes for students with mild intellectual disability represents a premature and unsound reduction in available educational options and that available resources are grossly insufficient to provide quality special educational services for all "children with educational and social…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries