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Samsari, Eleni P.; Soulis, Spyridon-Georgios – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The way that individuals perceive their well-being may vary depending on their self-efficacy especially towards a difficult life situation, such as the physical disability. The aim of this study is to examine the relationships among problem solving self-efficacy, resilience self-efficacy and subjective well-being and the differentiation among…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Resilience (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Mpella, Maria; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Tsigilis, Nikolaos – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a theatrical play programme on social skills development for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Six children with ASD were selected by purposive sampling (M=10.6 years), and their typically developing peers (N=132) (M=10.3 years), attending general primary schools in Greece…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mastrothanais, Konstantinos; Kalianou, Maria; Katsifi, Spiridoula; Zouganali, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the current research, the use of students' metacognitive strategies with and without special learning difficulties was studied as well as any differentiation of this use because of class or gender. The tool which was used was Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Version B (Jr. MAI) of Sperling et al. (2002) and is based on Brown's…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Learning Problems, Gender Differences
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Galaterou, Joanna; Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The pedagogy of inclusion is the current trend for the education of persons with disabilities. This study investigated teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in relation to demographics (gender and age) and their occupational stress levels. The research involved 208 primary and secondary school teachers, working in urban and suburban…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Stress Variables, Disabilities
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Efraimidou, Vasiliki; Sidiropoulou, Maria; Giagazoglou, Paraskevi; Proios, Miltiadis; Tsimaras, Vasileios; Orologas, Anastasios – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a music and movement intervention program on gait, balance and psychological parameters of 10 male athletes in throwing events (ball and disc) with Cerebral Palsy (CP) (spastic hemiplegia), all coming from a sport club in Thessaloniki. Participants were divided randomly by methodical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Movement Education, Control Groups, Psychomotor Skills
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Doikou-Avlidou, Maro – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The present study aimed at exploring the educational, social and emotional experiences of individuals with dyslexia both during school and tertiary education. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten Greek students with dyslexia who were enrolled in higher education institutions. The data analysis was carried out with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Student Experience, Emotional Experience, Social Experience
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Stampoltzis , Aglaia; Tsitsou, Elisavet; Plesti, Helen; Kalouri, Rani – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Dyslexia is the most common declared disability at universities which primarily affects reading, writing, speed of processing and organization. Many students with dyslexia have "invisible" difficulties that require different types of accommodations. The aim of this study is to give voice to the learning experiences of ten students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, College Students, Student Experience
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Papaioannou, Christina; Evaggelinou, Christina – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of a specific Disability Camp Program (DCP) in the attitudes of children without disabilities toward the inclusion of children with disabilities in a summer sport and leisure activity camp. Three hundred eighty-seven campers without disabilities participated in the study and were divided into…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Summer Programs, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children
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Kartasidou, Lefkothea; Varsamis, Panagiotis; Sampsonidou, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Professionals who work with children presenting intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are concerned with their motor development and their rhythmic perception. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between a motor performance test and a music rhythmic test that measures…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Performance Tests, Motor Development, Mental Retardation
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Varsamis, Panagiotis; Staikopoulos, Konstantinos; Kartasidou, Lefkothea – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
One of the purposes of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) is to improve the control of dysfunctional movement patterns. This study aimed to extend the line of research by focussing on secondary students with mental retardation and cerebral palsy. According to the study's assumption, cadence can be controlled through a stable and low signal…
Descriptors: Exercise, Stimulation, Metabolism, Cerebral Palsy
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Doulkeridou, A.; Evaggelinou, C.; Mouratidou, K.; Koidou, E.; Panagiotou, A.; Kudlacek, M. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Over the last decade the idea of inclusion of students with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) in general schools has become increasingly the focus of national and international policies. Inclusive education has also made enormous progress in Greece recently. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Special Needs Students
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Arampatzi, Athina; Mouratidou, Katerina; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Barkoukis, Vassilis – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The aim of the present study was to examine whether gender and inclusion settings are associated with elementary school pupils' aspects of social development such as aggression, social insecurity and attitudes toward disability. The sample consisted of 658 pupils (M[subscript age]=11[plus or minus]1 years) of 15 primary schools (306 boys and 352…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Security (Psychology), Adapted Physical Education, Inclusion
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Filippatou, Diamanto; Kaldi, Stavroula – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This study focuses upon the effectiveness of project-based learning on primary school pupils with learning difficulties regarding their academic performance and attitudes towards self efficacy, task value, group work and teaching methods applied. The present study is a part of a larger one that included six Greek fourth-grade primary school…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Vasiliadis, Angelo; Evaggelinou, Christina; Avourdiadou, Sevastia; Grekinis, Petros – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
An epidemiological study conducted across the country of Greece was conducted in order to determine the profile and the athletic identity of spinal cord injured (SCI) wheelchair basketball athletes who participated to the 13th Greek Wheelchair Basketball Championship and Cup. The Disability Sport Participation questionnaire was used for data…
Descriptors: Accidents, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Traffic Safety
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Gkouvatzi, Anastasia N.; Mantis, Konstantinos; Kambas, Antonis – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
Using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test the motor performance of 34 deaf--hard-of-hearing pupils, 6-14 year, was evaluated in reaction time, visual-motor control and upper limb speed and dexterity. The two-way ANOVA variance analysis for two independent variables, group, age, and the Post Hoc (Scheffe test) for multiple comparisons were used. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusive Schools, Intervention, Reaction Time
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