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Petek, Tomaž – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Linguistics and speech therapy are two directly related areas whereby the first one, with appropriate development, should follow the latter as a support in a theoretical and practical sense. In a study carried out amongst Slovene speech therapy students, the researcher was interested in their views regarding the importance of linguistic content in…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Linguistics, Slavic Languages, Allied Health Occupations
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Hassan, Abdulhameed Saeed; Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the performance of three groups of students, gifted hearing students (GH), average-ability hearing students (AH), and deaf students (DF) on mathematical ability. The sample consisted of a total of 167 students (91 males and 76 females). Deaf students came from the Al-Amal School (an inclusive school for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology)
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Willemin, Trason; Litchke, Lyn G.; Liu, Ting; Ekins, Carrie – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Educators and practitioners working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are concerned with deficits in positive affect and social-emotional reciprocity, which may affect their daily living and school success. This pilot study explored the social-emotional impact of eight one-hour sessions of a novel dyadic within-group…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Korhonen, Vesa; Räty, Hannu; Kärnä, Eija – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Individuals with autism often exhibit atypical levels of attention to eyes. High support need and minimally verbal individuals with autism have typically received less attention in research. This study explored a preference based computer game to include the less-studied individuals with autism in their own school environment. Four high support…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Games, Preferences, Eye Movements
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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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Bruno, Lauren P.; Scott, LaRon A.; Willis, Cassandra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to survey the perception of alternate route and traditional route special education teachers, particularly as it relates to their training received in their teacher preparation programs to meet standards intended to prepare effective special education teachers. The study examined the perceptions of 465 pre-and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Lamture, Sadhana; Gathoo, Varsha S. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
A prerequisite for espousal of inclusive beliefs, values and practices in schools is the involvement and coordination of both general and specialised resource teachers. Since buoyancy in tackling educational challenges stems from the knowledge and experience, self-efficacy of both the groups of teachers is imperative for inclusive education. With…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, General Education, Special Education Teachers
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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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Kelley, Randa G.; Brown, Monica R.; Knapp, Debra – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Co-teaching is the fastest growing inclusion model in the United States. Yet, the effectiveness of this model from the student perspective is largely under researched. Over a six-week period of systematic implementation of co-teaching models, this study quantitatively compared student and teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of the five most…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The current study examined special needs education teachers' preparation for inclusion in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The present descriptive study drew on a sample of twenty-eight ECE special needs education teachers purposively drawn from Mashonaland West educational province of Zimbabwe. A constant comparative analysis of data organisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies
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Graham, Colby P.; McKenzie, Barbara A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This research explores the interdisciplinary collaboration between music therapy and language arts through the implementation of a psycho-educational unit of study. The effect on student motivation, engagement and academic motivation as reflected in approach, persistence, and level of interest were compared to baseline data collection. This study…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Music Therapy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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Flannigan, Katherine; Rebus, Michaela; Mitchell, Neda; Gear, Amber; Basisty, Brandy; Couling, Katelynn; Whitford, Cliff; Moore, Michael; Meunier, Scott; Smale, Ken; Pei, Jacqueline; Rasmussen, Carmen – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Youth who are high risk (YHR) face numerous adversities, and those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) may experience even more complex challenges due to the compounding impact of brain dysfunction. However, very little research has been conducted to understand or characterize this vulnerable group, or explore potential strategies for…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Elton-Chalcraft, Sally; Cammack, Paul J.; Harrison, Liz – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Educating special educational needs (SEN) children in special schools is the norm in India but there is a growing trend towards inclusive practice. Perspectives were sought from children, their parents and teachers in Bangalore, India to investigate perceptions of effective provision for SEN children using an interpretative approach to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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