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Mattar, Jehan W.; Arouri, Yousef M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study aimed to extract the psychometric properties of a Jordanian version of the Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status: Developmental Milestones (PEDS:DM) to present a psycho-metrically reliable Arabic scale that benefits the Jordanian context as an effective childhood intervention scale. The validity of the scale was achieved in three…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Test Validity
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Aldosari, Mubarak S. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study compared the efficacy of no choice and choice of preferred engagement stimuli to reduce escape-maintained disruptive behavior of pupils in kindergarten with developmental disabilities in inclusive classes. This study demonstrated how functional behavior assessment can be conducted in a school setting to determine the functional…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Kindergarten, Developmental Disabilities, Inclusion
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Nonis, Karen; Chong, Wan H.; Moore, Dennis W.; Tang, Hui N.; Koh, Patricia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Including children with learning difficulties and disabilities in regular classrooms continues to be a challenge for teachers. This study investigated the perceptions of kindergarten teachers and learning support educators (LSEd) towards including children with developmental needs and or learning difficulties in pre-schools in Singapore. A total…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Learning Problems, Kindergarten
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Mara, Allodi Westling; Siljehag, Eva – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the educational pathways of a group of children with and without special educational needs from the last year in preschool to 1st grade. Fifty-six children participated and 65 educational settings were visited. A longitudinal and mixed method approach was adopted. Data was collected via observations,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Hamaidi, Diala; Homidi, Moayyad; Reyes, Luis V. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to explore and describe early childhood educators' perceptions of academic aspects and social and emotional aspects of inclusion practices. In this comparative international quantitative research an attitudinal demographic survey was distributed to 300 early childhood educators in mandated kindergartens and primary…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Klimas, Anna; McLaughlin, T. F. – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
The purpose of the present case report was to evaluate the effects of an individual token economy with a young child with severe behavior disorders. Three behaviors were recorded; time to completion, the number of assignments completed, and the frequency of inappropriate behavior. These data were gathered for 30 minutes each morning. The overall…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Token Economy, Behavior Modification
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Wolf, Tera L.; McLaughlin, T. F.; Williams, Randy Lee – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The present paper reviews the literature regarding time-out interventions employed in home, school, and clinical settings. Characteristics examined include types of time-out, populations and settings, legal implications, and research implications. Policy recommendations for teachers, parents, and clinicians regarding time-out interventions are…
Descriptors: Timeout, Discipline Policy, Behavior Disorders, Intervention
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Kargin, Tevhide; Baydik, Berrin; Akcamete, Gonul – International Journal of Special Education, 2004
This study investigated the information needs of parents who have children in transition into public kindergarten. The research group consisted of 94 parents who have children with hearing impairment with ages ranging from 3 to 5. "The Scale Parental Information Needs in Transition to Kindergarten" was used in this study. Parents'…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Hearing Impairments, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten