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Jernice, Tan S. Y.; Nonis, Karen – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
With the exception of balance, adolescents with and without hearing impairment (HI) could have similar motor skills. However, the motor proficiency traits in this age group have not been clearly defined under the same integrated Physical Education (PE) environment. This study compared the gross and fine motor skills of twenty four female…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychomotor Skills, Hearing Impairments, Physical Education
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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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Wong, Meng Ee; Ng, Zi Jia; Poon, Kenneth – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
While there has been growing theoretical and policy interest in the areas of homeschool partnership and inclusive education, relatively little work has linked the two fields. Where there have been studies, these have focused primarily on parent or school perspective. With inclusive education in its nascent stage in Singapore, this study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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rasid, Nadia natasha binte mohamed; Nonis, Karen P. – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Communication among adolescents with cerebral palsy can be restricted with traditional Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device coupled with environmental and social barriers. The advance of communication technology offer solutions to reduce such barriers. Given that there is limited research in communication behaviours of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cerebral Palsy, Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Neik, Tina Ting Xiang; Lee, Lay Wah; Low, Hui Min; Chia, Noel Kok Hwee; Chua, Arnold Chee Keong – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The prevalence of autism is increasing globally. While most of the published works are done in the Western and European countries, the trend in autism research is shifting towards the Asian continent recently. In this review, we aimed to highlight the current prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Educational Diagnosis
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Nonis, Karen P.; Jernice, Tan Sing Yee – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Many international studies have examined the gross motor skills of children studying in special schools while local studies of such nature are limited. This study investigated the gross motor skills of children with Mild Learning Disabilities (MLD; n = 14, M age = 8.93 years, SD = 0.33) with the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2, Ulrich,…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Children, Learning Disabilities, Mild Disabilities
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Elangovan, Saranya; Chia, Noel Kok Hwee – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
Reading is a multifaceted process consisting of many interacting components. A plethora of research is available on reading. Yet, there is inadequate exploration, which ascertains the effects of the interaction of different reading components and how they affect the reading performance of students with autism. This inter-correlational research…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Autism, Correlation, Word Recognition
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Chia, Noel Kok Hwee; Li, Jenyi – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
There is an alarming increase in more Singaporean children diagnosed with special needs and it could be attributed to higher awareness and better screening procedure. However, research and development on various intervention strategies for children with special needs is still very lacking. With the introduction of information and communication…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Intervention, Autism
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MdYusof, Mohamad Shaifudin Bin; Chia, Noel Kok Hwee – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Autism is a neuro-developmental syndrome of constitutional origin and whose cause could also be epigenetic, and its onset is usually around first three years of birth, with empathizing deficits that result in a triad of impairments in communication, social interaction, and imagination (or presence of stereotyped behaviors), but may, on the other…
Descriptors: Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship, Animals, Autism
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Jernice, Tan Sing Yee; Nonis, Karen P.; Yi, Chow Jia – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the balance control of participants with and without HI and also to investigate the effect of a Balance Programme (BP) on their balance control (HI; n = 2, M age = 7 years old). The BP consisted of six practice sessions of 45 minutes each. The Balance Tasks used to assess balance control were static Balance…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Psychomotor Skills, Children, Physical Education
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Zhang, Kaili Chen – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The purposes of this study were to investigate female juvenile delinquents and at-risk girls' perceptions of their new school experience at a residential alternative education program in Singapore. Participants' views about the three key components of the alternative school are presented. Student characteristics and services offered at the school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Delinquency, Females, Early Adolescents
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Loreman, Tim; Earle, Chris; Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
This paper describes the development of an improved scale for measuring sentiments, attitudes and concerns about inclusive education in pre-service teachers based on an examination of data gathered from 996 pre-service teachers from five tertiary institutions using a modified version of the Interactions with People with Disabilities scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Student Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities
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Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Earle, Chris – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
This study investigates the nature of concerns and attitudes held by pre-service teachers regarding inclusive education and their degree of comfort on interaction with people with disabilities. Pre-service training may be the optimal time to address educators' concerns and alter any negative attitudes about inclusive education. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Negative Attitudes, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Ee, Jessie; Soh, Kay-Cheng – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
Curriculum planning for the intellectually disabled must be forward looking, giving due consideration to the students' current and future needs, sensitive to the environments in which the individuals will ultimately be expected to adapt and function after leaving school. In this survey, the emphasis is seeking the teachers' perceptions on what…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Special Needs Students, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes