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Morgan, Michelle F.; Moni, Karen B.; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
There is limited information about specific research constructs developed by adults with intellectual disability in undertaking research despite increasing involvement in research "with" rather than "on" these individuals. Participatory research was used with three young adults with intellectual disability to collaboratively…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Mental Retardation, Research Skills, Cooperation
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Ohtake, Yoshihisa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The present pilot study investigated the impact of video hero modelling (VHM) on the daily living skills of an elementary-aged student with autism spectrum disorder. The VHM, in which a character much admired by the student exhibited a correct response, was shown to the participant immediately before the situation where he needed to exhibit the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daily Living Skills, Video Technology, Elementary School Students
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Sermier Dessemontet, Rachel; Morin, Diane; Crocker, Anne G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This study investigates the relations between teachers' attitudes towards persons with intellectual disability (ID), in-service training on ID, and prior contacts with persons with ID. A sample of Canadian elementary school teachers (N?=?118) completed the Attitudes Toward Intellectual Disability Questionnaire, which measures cognitive, affective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Elementary School Teachers
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Brown, Deirdre A.; Lewis, Charlie N. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
This study examines mock jurors' perceptions of a young witness according to whether or not he was described as having an intellectual disability. Our study examined perceptions of a child witness younger (five or seven years) than previously studied. Mock jurors ("n" = 71) viewed a short video excerpt of a boy recalling a…
Descriptors: Competence, Critical Viewing, Mental Retardation, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Bull, Ray – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
This article notes that very little research has previously been published on how best to assist vulnerable witnesses to provide information relevant to crime investigations. It then provides commentary on four of the articles in this Special Issue. These four articles constitute a major contribution to knowledge on this difficult to research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Interviews, Victims of Crime
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Wilcock, Rachel; Henry, Lucy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
Despite the large number of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the fact they are more likely to be victims and witnesses of crime, only two published studies have investigated their performance on identification line-up parades. In the present study we examined the identification performance of adults with and without ID on both a…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Identification, Photography, Visual Aids
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Gentle, Mia; Milne, Rebecca; Powell, Martine B.; Sharman, Stefanie J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
We examined whether the cognitive interview (CI) procedure enhanced the coherence of narrative accounts provided by children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), matched on chronological age. Children watched a videotaped magic show; one day later, they were interviewed using the CI or a structured interview (SI). Children interviewed…
Descriptors: Children, Mental Retardation, Interviews, Structured Interviews
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Parmenter, Trevor R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
People with an intellectual disability have existed across human history, making up a part of all cultures. They represent a small part of the extremely wide variety of people in the human population at any one time. This review essay examines the 11th and latest Definition and Classification Manual published by the American Association on…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Classification
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Maehler, Claudia; Schuchardt, Kirsten – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
The criterion of discrepancy is used to distinguish children with learning disorders from children with intellectual disabilities. The justification of the criterion of discrepancy for the diagnosis of learning disorders relies on the conviction of fundamental differences between children with learning difficulties with versus without discrepancy…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient
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Rowbotham, Michelle; Carroll, Annemaree; Cuskelly, Monica – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
To date, there have been few studies of mothers' and fathers' roles in caring for their adult children with intellectual disabilities. The present study investigated the care-giving roles of mother and father couples caring for their adult offspring with an intellectual disability, their psychological health, and the demands and satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Caring, Mothers, Mental Retardation, Depression (Psychology)
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Bruce, Susan; Muhammad, Zayyad – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This article presents a review of the literature on object permanence with an emphasis on research on children with severe disabilities. Object permanence is the realisation that objects continue to exist in time and place even when they are no longer visible. This understanding is achieved across Stages IV-VI of Piaget's Sensorimotor Period.…
Descriptors: Object Permanence, Blindness, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Mukhopadhyay, Sourav; Nwaogu, Paul – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
The purpose of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the challenges of teaching non-speaking learners with intellectual disabilities and the scope of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) used in primary school settings in Gaborone, Botswana. A qualitative interview methodology was used to investigate the experiences of 11…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Mental Retardation, Foreign Countries
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Malone, Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
Children with and without intellectual disabilities were observed playing with toys during both home-based independent play and classroom-based freeplay situations. Categorical and sequential play was analysed for within- and between-group patterns. Within-group patterns during classroom freeplay were similar for both groups. There were no…
Descriptors: Play, Mental Retardation, Toys, Preschool Children
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Rogers, Paul; Titterington, Leigh; Davies, Michelle – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This study examines the effects victim disability (physical vs. intellectual vs. none), victim resistance (physical vs. verbal vs. none) and respondent gender (male vs. female) have on attributions of blame and credibility in a hypothetical case of child sexual abuse. Three hundred and thirty-five respondents read a fictional police statement…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Multivariate Analysis, Credibility, Victims of Crime
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Hampton, Nan Zhang; Xiao, Fei – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
The purpose of the study was to explore relationships between traditional Chinese values and attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. A total of 534 college students in China participated in the study. Two instruments that measure Chinese values and attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities were used. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Students
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