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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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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Analysis of previous research has indicated that restricting the amount of equipment available may be a practical strategy to facilitate peer interaction in childcare, but a disadvantage is a possible increase in aggressive behaviour. An alternative approach is manipulating the variety of activities while holding the quantity and type of equipment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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Mazer, Barbara; Dion, Karyne; Moryoussef, Aguy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with disabilities require coordinated services to optimise transition into school. This study compared type, frequency and approach to service utilisation for children with primary language impairment transitioning from rehabilitation to the educational system, and examined parent satisfaction. Parents responded to a telephone…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Language Impairments, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Hilton, Caroline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Apert syndrome is a rare condition, with a birth prevalence of approximately one in 65,000. This article provides an up-to-date review of the literature on Apert syndrome from a variety of perspectives, ranging from surgical management to personal accounts. The purpose of the review is to provide a holistic description of the syndrome which should…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Children
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Driscoll, Coralie; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
There has been limited research on the effects of spatial density on the social interaction of preschool children, particularly those with disabilities. Further, findings of existing studies need to be viewed cautiously due to a number of methodological difficulties including contrived small groupings of children and atypical intervention…
Descriptors: Play, Intervention, Delayed Speech, Disabilities
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Sugden, David; Kirby, Amanda; Dunford, Carolyn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
Like other developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, specific language impairment and dyslexia, there is no shortage of debate surrounding the condition of Developmental Coordination Disorder. The present article takes a global view of many of these debatable issues, starting with definition and terminology, moving…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Special Needs Students
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Rees, Roger J.; Bellon, Michelle L. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This research identifies the extent to which different contexts modified the language of four people with brain injuries. The four contexts included: their own home, a residential camp, a post-camp period with support, followed by a return home with limited support. Measures demonstrate the success of the enriched camp facility. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification
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Stickles, Judith L.; Schilmoeller, Gary L.; Schilmoeller, Kathryn J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
Twenty-three years of observation and testing of the communication skills of a male with agenesis of the corpus callosum and normal IQ revealed initial weakness in language. Difficulties with fluent speech persisted into young adulthood. With intensive intervention, communication and academic skills developed and the participant completed high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Iacono, Teresa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
Examines developments in early language intervention within a framework of general early special education and early intervention. Reviews models of language and communication intervention in terms of efficacy, parent/child interaction research, and parallels with early-intervention models. Offers guidelines based on the literature concerning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Interaction Process Analysis
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Marshall, Julie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
This article analyses how and why cultural diversity is relevant to children with speech and language difficulties and the professionals who work with them. The relevance of various aspects of culture including the development of communication skills, language socialization, adult-child interaction, and epidemiology of speech and language…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Grela, Bernard G.; Illerbrun, David – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
A survey evaluated the satisfaction of 79 parents with the delivery of preschool speech-language services in a rural region of Canada. While parents were generally supportive of the services, they were less supportive of service convenience, parent support, and overall parent satisfaction. Intervention format received the lowest parent rating.…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Language Impairments
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Marshall, Julie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
Analysis of questionnaires and interviews with Tanzanian health and education professionals found that 41% reported having received training in speech and language difficulties but that 68% considered themselves responsible for assisting children with such problems. No evidence of research or planning for these children was found. A copy of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations
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Most, Tova; Al-Yagon, Michal; Tur-Kaspa, Hana; Margalit, Malka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A study examined the relationship between phonological awareness skills and social-emotional competence among 98 Israeli preschool children, 39 at risk for developing learning disabilities. Children at risk had lower phonological awareness measures, viewed themselves as more lonely, felt less confident, and were less accepted by peers. (Contains…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence