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Sharma, Juhi; Trory, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the under researched area of parents' attitudes towards inclusion in inclusive mainstream early years settings in Thailand. The sample consisted of 71 parents: those with typically developing children (TDC) (50 parents) and children with special educational needs (SEN) (21 parents), residing in Bangkok,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Social Development, Special Education
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SaldaƱa, Claudia – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how art, as a semiotic tool, transforms children with disabilities. To achieve this purpose, one must listen to the voices of teachers and childcare workers in the field of special education. The study's preliminary findings found three main categories through data analysis: 1) Teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Art Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Beamish, Wendi; Bryer, Fiona; Klieve, Helen – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The transition of young children with autism from early intervention to school needs to be carefully managed in order to maintain intervention gains, protect against the risk of child-and-family anxiety, and enable a successful start to formal education. While many North American studies have mapped high-intensity practices for transitioning…
Descriptors: Autism, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education), Children
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Vinila, V. Josephine; Ravichandran, Aparna; Santhi, Prakash S.; Prakash, S. G. R.; Narender, K. – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The families of children with hearing impairments are more focused on early detection and intervention. Transition to school is a stressful experience to the parents as they miss out on understanding the importance of transition process and the information required for a successful, efficient and effective transition to school. The current study…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Surgery, Assistive Technology, Transitional Programs
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Ogelman, Hulya Gulay; Secer, Zarife – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to set forth the effect preschool inclusive education practices have on the peer relations of 5-6 year olds with typical development. The study comprised of two sample groups. The children in both groups were attendees of kindergartens at primary schools governed by the Ministry of National Education located in the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship
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McCloskey, Erin – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The literature that is meant to guide parental participation in special education often refers to parents as vital team members who are critical in designing the best programs for their children (The Family and Advocates Partnership for Education, 2004; The State Education Department, May 2002). However, a disconnect can occur between the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parents, Special Education, Parent Participation
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Gal, Eynat; Schreur, Naomi; Engel-Yeger, Batya – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
Teachers in general education are expected to cope with students with diverse needs. They might not always be ready or sufficiently supported to meet these challenges. The current study aims at identifying child, teacher and environmental barriers to inclusion. Specifically it addresses the importance of preschool teachers' attitudes as the human…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Preschool Teachers, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Sari, Hakan; Celikoz, Nadir; Secer, Zarife – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate what the self-efficacy and attitudes of pre-school teachers and student teachers towards inclusive education were and to elucidate the relationship between self-efficacy and the attitudes on inclusion. Therefore, the present study investigated the self-efficacy perceptions and attitudes of student teachers…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries
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Obeng, Cecilia; Vandergriff, Alison – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of parents of pre-K to grade four children who had food allergies. Also examined were the management strategies put in place by the participants to assist the children deal with their unique situations. An in-depth interview was conducted with ten parents whose children had food…
Descriptors: Allergy, Young Children, Elementary School Students, Preschool Children
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Gutierrez, Anibal, Jr.; Hale, Melissa N.; Gossens-Archuleta, Krista; Sobrino-Sanchez, Victoria – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Including children with autism alongside typically developing peers is commonly done in school settings to provide social opportunities and social experiences. However, there is limited research describing the naturally occurring interactions between children with autism and their peers as a result of such placements. We examined the naturally…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Autism, Preschool Children, Peer Relationship
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Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Trivette, Carol M.; Wilson, Linda L.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Parkey, Cindy; Gatens, Mary; French, Jennie – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Findings from a study investigating the conditions under which contingency learning games were associated with optimal child and adult concomitant and social--emotional behavior benefits are reported. Participants were 41 preschool children with multiple disabilities and profound developmental delays and their parents or teachers. Results showed…
Descriptors: Socialization, Multiple Disabilities, Preschool Children, Affective Behavior
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Lange, Stephen M.; Thompson, Brent – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
We propose that a model for early screening of children aged 3-5 years for vulnerability for learning disabilities risk can result in preventive interventions, including collaborative interventions planned through parent-professional partnership. The goals of screening and preventive services would be to mitigate increased risk of learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Learning Disabilities, Identification
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Leblanc, Lise; Richardson, Warnie; McIntosh, Janet – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
The "Intensive Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism" (IEIP) is a program funded by the province of Ontario. It is used to teach/treat young children who have been formally identified as having an autistic spectrum disorder. Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) services are provided to these children, aged 2 to 5 years,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Intelligence Quotient, Young Children
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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