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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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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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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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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Saddler, Bruce; Ellis-Robinson, Tammy – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
In this study, we sought to determine the effectiveness of a sentence creation intervention on the sentence writing ability of a young writer with Noonan Syndrome. Noonan syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by shortness in stature, with neck and ear anomalies, hypertelorism, ptosis of the eyelids, low set ears, and instances…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Ability, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gonzalez, Michelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Limited research exists concerning the effect of interactive electronic texts or eBooks on the reading comprehension of students with reading disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in oral retelling and comprehension performance on multiple-choice questions when 17 students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Amin, Noor A.; Oweini, Ahmad – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to determine the effectiveness of a combined intervention in remediating the social skills in a first-grader with a disorder from the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The researcher also aimed to identify the changes observed during the intervention period. The combined intervention consisted of reading…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Case Studies
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Mattar, Jihan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The proper assessment of math computational skills is essential for monitoring progress, predicting achievement, and identifying students with disabilities. The current study extends previous research on assessment of curriculum-based measurement in mathematics(M-CBM) . The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the M-CBM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Skills, Computation
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Al-Hmouz, Hanan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This study investigated two widely-used early literacy skill's indicators in reflecting growth in first-grade language achievement skills. It compared two curriculum-based assessments of letter knowledge: Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) and Letter Sound Fluency (LSF) in the Arabic language. A sample of 125 first-grade students, 100 average readers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Public School Adult Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Cornell-Swanson, La Vonne; Frankenberger, William; Ley, Katie; Bowman, Krista – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
This study examined the proportion of children in 1st and 2nd grade classes who were currently prescribed medication for psychotropic disorders. The study also examined the attitudes of 1st and 2nd grade teachers toward diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and use of psychiatric medication to treat children. Results of the current study indicate…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Drug Therapy, Clinical Diagnosis