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Venville, Annie; Mealings, Margaret; Ennals, Priscilla; Oates, Jennifer; Fossey, Ellie; Douglas, Jacinta; Bigby, Christine – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Students with invisible disabilities such as mental illness or acquired brain injury (ABI) experience multiple barriers that reduce their likelihood of postsecondary course completion. The present study conducted a systematic search of research reporting interventions for students experiencing mental illness or ABI to participate in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Mental Disorders
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Schimchowitsch, Sarah; Rohmer, Odile – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The present research further extends recent data revealing implicit attitude towards persons with disability, with the aim to explore if meditation practice can reduce automatic mental processes initiating prejudice. Forty adult experienced meditators and 34 meditation-naïve individuals performed an evaluative priming task. None of them presented…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Relaxation Training, Cognitive Processes
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Gibbs, Kathryn; Mercer, K. Louise; Carrington, Suzanne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explored the experience of schooling of six adolescent boys diagnosed with AD/HD from the perspectives of the boys, their mothers and their teachers. The study utilised social constructionism as the theoretical orientation and the Dynamic Developmental Theory (DDT) of AD/HD as the explanatory framework. Utilising a multiple,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Adolescents, Males, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Wei, Hsi-Sheng; Chang, Heng-Hao; Chen, Ji-Kang – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study examined the prevalence of bullying and victimisation among students in special schools in Taiwan. The sample included 140 students with various disabilities, aged 12-18, from 10 special schools throughout Taiwan. Trained interviewers conducted face-to-face surveys using structured questionnaires. Results show that 31.8% of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Special Schools
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Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Theiler, Stephen S. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study tests a proposed model of coping outcomes for 290 primary school students in Years 5 and 6 (mean age = 11.50 years) with and without learning disabilities (LDs) within a resource-based framework of coping. Group-administered educational and intelligence tests were used to screen students for LDs. Students also completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Learning Disabilities
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Lee, Kathy Y. S.; Crooke, Pamela J.; Lui, Aster L. Y.; Kan, Peggy P. K.; Mark, Yuen-mai; van Hasselt, Charles Andrew; Tong, Michael C. F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The use of cognitive-based strategies for improving social communication behaviours for individuals who have solid language and cognition is an important question. This study investigated the outcome of teaching Social Thinking®, a framework based in social-cognition, to Chinese adolescents with social communication deficits. Thirty-nine students…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Adolescents, Outcomes of Treatment, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Deagle, Elena; D'Amico, Miranda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The current study is a qualitative analysis of the results of a literacy skills intervention with a group comprising of three individuals with Down syndrome and three individuals with other developmental disabilities. The intervention was developed to address the concern that individuals in this population are often only exposed to functional…
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Diener, Marissa L.; Wright, Cheryl A.; Dunn, Louise; Wright, Scott D.; Anderson, Laura Linnell; Smith, Katherine Newbold – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explores the processes occurring during technology workshops which built on interests and enhanced social engagement for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The workshops used a community based research design and focused on teaching a creative three-dimensional (3D) design programme (SketchUp™) to students with ASD. Seven…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Workshops, Summer Programs, Visual Aids
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Shahid, Mohd; Raza, Md. Shahid; Alam, Md. Aftab – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Reflecting through the Indian experiences, a brief attempt is made to explore how disability as a noun takes shape in popular common sense "call names" (adjectives) and how does the popular common sense legitimise and normalise the oppressive language and the oppressed reality of the persons with disabilities? In the Indian context, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nouns, Form Classes (Languages), Disabilities
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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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Loukisas, Theodoros D.; Papoudi, Despina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Autism occupies a prominent place in scientific research both as a medical and as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Autism is studied as a disorder and a diagnostic label, as an experience of people with autism, their parents and their supporters, and finally as a disability related to stigma and rejection. The purpose of this article is to describe…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Development
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota; Didaskalou, Eleni – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The acquisition of appropriate social skills is considered critical for a person's social development and personal well-being. This consideration is far more crucial in the area of inclusive education, where the development of social skills in children with SEN has been associated with academic progress, social inclusion and successful transition…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Skill Development, Disabilities
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Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; Robertson, Christopher; Travers, Joseph; Smith, Emma – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The assessment of educational progress and outcomes of pupils is important to all concerned with education. This includes testing which is undertaken for accountability and award bearing purposes. This article examines how students with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are included in assessment. An "inclusive assessment"…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Mainstreaming
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Stavroussi, Panayiota; Andreou, Georgia; Karagiannopoulou, Dimitra – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine verbal fluency and verbal short-term memory in 12 adults with Down syndrome (DS) and 12 adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) of unspecified origin, matched for receptive vocabulary and chronological age. Participants' performance was assessed on two conditions of a verbal fluency test, namely, semantic…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Verbal Communication, Language Skills, Down Syndrome
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Donovan, Jennifer L.; Marshall, Chlo? R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study explores the ability of children with and without dyslexia to provide meaningful verbal self-reports of the strategies they used in a spelling recognition task. Sixty-six children aged 6 years 3 months-9 years 9 months were tested on a range of standardised measures and on an experimental spelling recognition task based on the work of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Spelling, Learning Strategies, Children
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