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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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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Acar, Gazi; Kurt, Onur – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study with three adolescents with mental retardation examined whether the use of a simultaneous prompting procedure would result in improved performance when expressively identifying first aid materials. All three students learned the identifications and maintained them after training. Students also acquired and maintained some of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cues, Expressive Language, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lancioni, Giulio E.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Oliva, Doretta – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
Three adults with intellectual and visual disabilities were taught vocationally relevant tasks through the use of a self-operated verbal instruction system. Data showed that during the training all participants achieved percentages of correct task performance exceeding 90. Use of instructional clusters was effective in maintaining high levels of…
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Media, Mental Retardation, Performance Factors
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Margalit, Malka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study examined effects of a social skills intervention with 73 students (ages 11 to 15) with mild intellectual disabilities. The intervention, consisting of a computer-supported program, teacher-guided work, small-group discussions, and transfer to real-life conflicts, was found to result in social competence gains, compared to control…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades