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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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Skrzypiec, Grace; Askell-Williams, Helen; Slee, Phillip; Rudzinski, Adrian – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Students' wellbeing is an essential component of their ability to function well, not only at school but also in all life domains. Many studies have investigated student wellbeing. However, empirical studies about the wellbeing of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are scarce. Furthermore, many studies have adopted a…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Well Being, Mental Health
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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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Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The present study compared psychological adjustment of 158 adolescents with vision impairment and 158 sighted adolescents with a matched-pair design using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Adolescent self-reports and teacher reports on emotional problems, peer problems, and total difficulties showed higher scores in students with…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment)