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Tuedor, Marian; Franco, Fabia; White, Anthony; Smith, Serengul; Adams, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Multimedia computer programmes have been found to facilitate learning in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, the effectiveness of these resources is limited due to poor design or a lack of consideration of the ASD cognitive profile, particularly at the lower functioning end of the spectrum. This article attempts to tackle the…
Descriptors: Testing, Literacy, Children, Autism
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Wright, Cheryl; Diener, Marissa; Wright, Scott; Rafferty, Deborah; Taylor, Carly – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Few autism programmes address the needs of adolescents and young adults, and those that do are unlikely to include individuals with autism in the design and evaluation of the programme. This study involved nine youth with autism (ages 16-25) in the development and evaluation of a peer teaching programme where they taught three-dimensional…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Alquraini, Turki; Al-Odaib, Ali; Al-Dhalaan, Hesham; Merza, Haniah; Mahoney, Gerald – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This investigation examined the consequences and effects of the severity of mothers psychosocial functioning as assessed by measures parenting stress and depression in a randomised control trial of a Relationship-based Intervention (RBI) called Responsive Teaching (RT). The sample included 28 parents and preschool aged children with Autism from…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Child Rearing
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Porter, Noriko; Loveland, Katherine A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Parents of children with autism experience elevated stress that may be influenced by specific characteristics of the child and parent, including cultural norms and beliefs about parenting. However, there is little research on families of children with autism from cultural perspectives. The purpose of this integrative review is to identify factors…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
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Alabbas, Norah Abdullah; Miller, Darcy E. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities can face challenges during typical daily routines. Assistive technology can be used to address the problems encountered during typical routines, yet the competence of caregivers of children with these disabilities in using assistive technology varies. This study was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assistive Technology, Disabilities
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Favot, Kate; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine and refine an oral narrative intervention addressing personal narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe language impairment. A multiple baseline across participants design investigated the effect of the intervention on the macrostructure of personal narratives. Three…
Descriptors: Intervention, Personal Narratives, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ward, Danielle; Webster, Amanda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This study sought to describe factors impacting the success of students with ASD in university programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather both the students' personal perspectives of their university experience and the perspectives of a significant person in their life. An interpretative phenomenological approach was utilised…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Phenomenology
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The validity, reliability and factor structure of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Checklist-Revised (ASDBC-R) were measured in a sample of 140 boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged between 6 and 18 years. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was satisfactory and the ASDBC-R significantly correlated with the Social Responsiveness…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Planning, Test Validity
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Ashburner, Jill K.; Bobir, Natasha I.; van Dooren, Kate – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
After leaving school, young people with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social, educational and employment participation. A post-school transition programme underpinned by individualised case management, where mentees are guided to complete self-selected projects by mentors with multimedia skills, was evaluated using a qualitative…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Program Evaluation
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
This study provided an investigation of the knowledge, implementation and perspectives of Australian teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder regarding cognitive-behavioural approaches, using an anonymous survey. The sample of 270 New South Wales teachers reported a reasonable level of knowledge and implementation of strategies commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Haegele, Justin A.; Lee, Jihyun; Chang, Seung Ho – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
A preliminary study was conducted to investigate the physical activity status of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related demographic characteristics. Thirty-four parents completed the IPAQ-S and demographic survey. Mean metabolic equivalent-minutes per week (MET-min/week) across participants was 3,371. Significant…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Edmonds, Casey Olivia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Emergency preparedness is a fast developing field of education driven by the numerous disasters worldwide with more recent notable examples including the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the US in 2001, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the London bombings in 2005, the earthquake in China in 2008, the Great East Japan…
Descriptors: Children, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Terrorism
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Australian education service provision includes the delivery of quality educational programmes to rural and remote living children. However, according to their parents, many children with developmental disabilities (such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders) who are living in rural country areas in New South Wales (NSW) still do not have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Environment, Parent Attitudes
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