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Bartlett, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Addressing the mental health needs of children and youth is a priority. One way to operationalize the provision of support for children and youth with severe mental health needs is through the wraparound approach. Wraparound is a highly individualized person and family centred planning process which utilizes a clearly articulated practice model,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Mental Health Programs, Mental Disorders
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Reddington, Sarah; Price, Deborah – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In advancing educational inclusion efforts this critical position paper makes explicit the relevance of new materialism as a pedagogy to counter the dominant special education models in Canadian and Australian school contexts. This paper argues the implementation of special education policies and programs do not adequately address the complexity…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Agenda Setting, Child Advocacy, Inclusion
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Fullarton, Stephanie; Duquette, Cheryll – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines the university experiences of four students with learning disabilities (LDs) in Ontario. The research focuses on individual and institutional barriers and facilitators, as well as social supports. Using a case study design, a series of three in-depth interviews were conducted with the participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Student Experience
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Valeo, Angela; Underwood, Kathryn – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This paper examines Special Education Tribunals, in Ontario, Canada through a Luhmannian theoretical lens. At total of 58 Special Education Tribunal summary hearings were analyzed using the constant comparative method through NVivo software. The results revealed that these Tribunals appear to favour the assessment testimony of teachers and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Social Theories, State Legislation
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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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Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai N.; King, Laura; Havel, Alice; Mimouni, Zohra; Barile, Maria; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Shirley; Chauvin, Alexandre; Gutberg, Jennifer – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
We translated and report on the psychometric properties of English and French versions of two reading difficulties screening tools for junior/community college students. We administered the Adult Reading History Questionnaire-Revised (ARHQ-R) (Parrila, Georgiou, & Corkett, 2007) to 1889 students enrolled in compulsory language courses in…
Descriptors: College Students, Screening Tests, Reading Fluency, Language Proficiency
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Mitten, H. Rae – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Literacy and Learning are derived from an inductive analysis of qualitative data collected in field research. FASD is the umbrella term for a spectrum of neurocognitive and physical disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Data from a sample of N =150 was…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Older Adults, Adults, Parents
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Mitten, H. Rae – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Literacy and Learning are derived from an inductive analysis of qualitative data collected in field research. FASD is the umbrella term for a spectrum of neurocognitive and physical disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Data from a sample of N=150 was…
Descriptors: Evidence, Best Practices, Guidelines, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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Duquette, Cheryll; Orders, Shari – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The postsecondary experiences of adults diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) were examined in this qualitative research. Tinto's Student Integration Model (SIM) (1975, 1997) provided the theoretical framework that guided the study. Tinto posits that the interplay of background characteristics, academic integration, and social…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Experience, Adult Education, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ho, Betty P. V.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Anger related behaviours such as aggression are known to be an area of difficulty for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A national internet forum for parents of children with ASD was selected out of other similar forums from six English speaking countries. Information about the angry episodes of 121 children with ASD as described by…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Parents, Autism, Siblings
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Underwood, Kathryn – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study documents the wide range of early intervention services across the province of Ontario. The services are mapped across the province showing geographic information as well as the scope of services (clinical, family-based, resource support, etc.), the range of early intervention professionals, sources of funding and the populations served…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Child Development
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Savaria, Elizabeth; Underwood, Kathryn; Sinclair, Delia – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This study explores how young people participate in the construction of their learning disabilities and how the experience impacts their self-concept. None of the interviewees in the study participated in the Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) meetings conducted in Ontario. The interviewees did participate in a variety of other…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Young Adults, Participation
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Duquette, Cheryll; Fullarton, Stephanie; Orders, Shari; Robertson-Grewal, Kristen – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the educational advocacy experiences of parents of adolescents and young adults identified as having a learning disability (LD) through the lens of four dimensions of advocacy. Seventeen mothers of youth with LD responded to items in a questionnaire and 13 also engaged in in-depth interviews. It…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Parent Participation, Experience, Mothers
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Boon, Helen J.; Brown, Lawrence H.; Tsey, Komla; Speare, Richard; Pagliano, Paul; Usher, Kim; Clark, Brenton – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Human systems have to adapt to climate change and the natural disasters predicted to increase in frequency as a result. These disasters have both direct and indirect health effects. Certain groups, the poor, the elderly, children and those with disabilities are set to be more seriously impacted by disasters because of their greater inherent…
Descriptors: Evidence, Inclusion, Natural Disasters, Disabilities
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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Emotional and behavioral outcomes of the Respecting Diversity (RD) program, a social and emotional learning (SEL) intervention to develop self-awareness, self-respect and respect for diverse others, were investigated with 218 students in Grades four to seven and their teachers. Intervention and control groups were assessed pre and post…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Content Analysis
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